Monday, May 28, 2012
So my last post was a while ago... I decided to stay in the walking group and found I could still challenge myself doing my own intervals. I also found someone that was a good pace buddy for me. She and I helped each other through our minor aches and pains.
Week 9 was a great walk/run... I found myself in the zone and really enjoyed it. That was Wed. night..... 2 evenings later I decided to take my motorcycle out for a little ride and less than a mile from home, I laid it down. When I leave my house on my cycle, I ask God to watch over me.... That He did! I am a newbie rider and there were all sorts of warning signs for riders.... hill, big curve, RR tracks and loose gravel. Needless to say, I didn't make the curve. Thankfully I was wearing a full face helmet and all my gear. After vividly remembering my helmet bouncing on the asphalt I came to a stop. I sat up and found my left leg pinned under my back wheel. Good Samaritans came along to call 911 and 2 kids (my son's friends actually) got the bike off my leg. I know God was with me because I came home the next morning from ER with a broken thumb and sprained knee!
I remember thinking in the ER that night how this could have been so much worse... but I also remember thinking.... "How will I run that race on June 2nd??---- Oh... I'll be ok... i will just walk it!!" Sat when I knew everyone was getting ready for the Sat morning run, I teared up knowing I wouldn't be able to finish this up. For ONCE I was accomplishing something and enjoying it. Monday I followed up with my Dr. to confirm it was only a sprain, I asked her if I could walk the 5K, she said "no" :(
I visited my group of fellow runners & walkers on Wed. night and received my New Balance running jacket.( our "graduation gift" for completing the course) I talked to my coaches and mentors and will be joining them at the finish line to watch my team-mates come through. I may not have physically finished this race, but there was more growth along the way than I ever expected.
My hope is that I will be ready to start the fall session in August and try this again!!