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Monday, August 27, 2012


Tonight I finished my run with a sense of disappointment; it was slow and I was tired when I started, I just kept making excuses. Long day at work, no sleep last night, already ate dinner, it humid outside, you can see they kept piling up until I felt like I needed a rope to climb over the hill of negativity I had dropped myself over. I mean, I ran didn't I. I was tired, but I went and I did it, the hardest step is the one out the door, right?
I needed to remind myself that less than a year ago, only 8 months ago, I never would've taken that first step to become a runner I never thought This would be me. I was 33 when I STARTED running, I feel better now than I did at 26. So a bad run is just that, somedays are slower than others. (and somedays you just want to stay in bed!)
To be able to say I did it, that's why I do it. It's for me, no one else. It's simple really, if you put it in perspective. I run because I can, I enjoy it, I know some people run simply to be fit they don't like anything about it. That's not me, I couldn't do it if I didn't like to run.
I've talked myself out of the disappointment I felt, I have a sense of accomplishment. Look how far I've come.:)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Injured runner

My first "blog" is about my silly injury. I was going along great finished my last 5k with a pb time and was feeling really good about where I was in my running life. Then it happened, I was "showing off" for my 4 1/2 year old, who just started gymnastics, I thought she would like to see a round off...well as soon as I landed I knew I had done it. I felt a jar in my shin and I knew it was no good.  Upon resting for 3 days I attempted to run my regular 3 mile evening run and less than 1/2 a mile in i was feeling a hotness and pain in my shin that shouldn't be there!  Turning around I walked back to the car, moping and complaining about my lack of thought when attempting a round off after at least 17 years...Yesterday I went out with my sister, after 4 days of icing and rest and ran 3.8 miles, they were slow and after mile 3 kind of painful but I think, for the most part, I'm feeling much better and am on the mend!  Next race will be Muncies Soles to Souls 10k...