Happy HUMP DAY! Saturday evening I ran a full mile with no pain and with a huge smile on my face. It took all of my common sense, will power, strength, and memory of my injury to stop myself after just 10 minutes of running. This was my first real run since my injury in […]
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Happy Thursday! THANK YOU to those of you who have reached out, commented, called, emailed, and texted to tell me that you are thinking of me. Your kind words and encouragement have kept me going! Four weeks ago today my marathon training came to an unexpected, screeching halt. I don’t think I’m “over it” […]
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I have let myself cry. I have felt sorry for myself. I have watched bad TV & spent a few good hours playing candy crush. Now, it’s time for planning my journey through this injury, it’s time for dreaming of the races and the long runs to come, and it’s time for a little inspiration. […]
Read more "Feeling sorry for myself is so last week"
The control freak in me is having a very hard time. Each morning I wake up & hope to step out of bed with a little less pain than the previous day. That isn’t happening yet. I will not be running the Nike Women’s Marathon this year. My goal will not be achieved. My […]
Read more "The art of letting go"
I think it’s about time I update you…. Exactly 15 days ago, it was a normal Wednesday morning. I was running, thinking about the Nike Women’s Marathon, high on life, and feeling strong. At about mile 4 (of my 8 mile planned run) I had what I would call a “tiny foot twinge“. To be […]
Read more "Never saw it coming…"
Hello friends! It’s time for my weekly training update. Let’s see… how do I say this? Week four was mentally challenging and physically painful. As you know, I was forced to take a running break. I thought it would be just a few days, but it looks as though my body is screaming for some […]
Read more "Week four marathon training, unconventional style!"
I have really bad news! Get prepared for a little pity party: I have had a tiny “twinge” in my calf for about a week. It was so slight that I didn’t think much of it, iced it, stretched, foam rolled, cut one run short, etc. Today I decided not to run just to […]
Read more "Pain means stop!"