Friday, October 17, 2008
Wow, what a journey this year has been. I learned to understand big words like; over-training, R.I.C.E, pronation, supination, inflimation, motivation, inspiration, fasciitis, pulled gastrocnemius, glycogin etc etc.
Many hard earned lessons, many miles, many memories...
However, in the end, I worked so hard in training in my attempt to qualify for Boston that I injured myself in the process. Fractured Sacrum.
I tried to run the marathon in this condition too believe that or not! 20 miles I dropped out and failed to complete my 2nd marathon or qualify Boston. (SO close-but now so far away)
I had to rest and heal and it was so hard. I couldn't do anything for so long. Now, finally I am healed and got the ok to go ahead with my training again and have been gradually getting it going.
I have a new appreciation for my gift to run....becauseit truelyis a gift I believe. We as runners have to understand that above all, we have to respect the gift or it can be taken away from us.
I am again back on the long road to training my body into the kind of condition it is going to require to get me to Boston....stay tuned.