I know I have been focusing on my injury a lot, but I haven't taken the time to really sit down and see how much I really have accomplished.
My goal for 2010 was originally to run the SLC marathon. That was it. I had that as a goal starting in 2009.
I not only did the SLC marathon- but I ran a handful of half marathons
|My last half- 1st place in age div. and I did it in under 2 hours! 1:50 baby!|
Seriously though! HOLY CRAP! Not to mention that I got pretty speedy too. My fastest mile time was pretty recent. I ran it in 6:40ish! Okay, so this is post foot surgery circa 2006... but they say all PR's only have a shelf life of 2 years anyways :-)
So, here is my plan for 2011. Bowed out of the January marthon.. Check. Will run the Princess Half Marathon at the end of Feb. with my sister! I am also taking some serious time off of actual running. This is a hard thing for me, but I know it's the right thing to do. That means, lots of spinning, elliptical-ing, foam rolling, icing, pool running... and whatever else my body can do. This is going to be an adventure for me- but I want to heal and if I ever want to get a BQ- this is what has to happen :-) Depending on how the healing goes- I so want to qualify for Boston. This is the ultimate goal (and dream!). Boston is my home!! Of course I want to run it!!
So, I have to give myself a pat on the back and not be so hard on myself. Of course it totally sucks to have an injury, but it's not uncommon and I can use this as a time to learn and also reach out to other runners who have had the same problems. I have been in contact with so many of you and it has been such a blessing to get to know all of you and to get tips and advice!
At least the Doc was right about one thing... we're all addicts :)