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My First "Race" of the Year

Monday, August 25, 2014

Feeling underwhelmed, disappointed that my first "race" of the year was not the victorious return to running that I'd hoped. I used to run/walk intervals of 3 min/1 min. My recovery from the knee injury is going SO slow that I am still doing 35sec/60 sec intervals. And my knee is still a little stiff and achy after sitting. I so badly want to be out there running and hiking long distances. And now I am feeling the overwhelming awareness of fall coming and that there is not much time left in this running season. Ugh ugh ugh. This was supposed to be a celebration.

How to turn this around? Mary - You COMPLETED *THIS* sentimental favorite run - and found a way to make it FUN. Make that call about doing PT for your foot problem - that will likely help your knee as well. And do that knee PT!

Shelby and I - we spotted her with her name on her shirt - I said "Aw, Dave, we ALMOST caught up to Shelby" when we started a walk interval. That set Shelby off running - we played a game of almost leapfrog with her the rest of the way. Her mother thanked us for keeping her moving.

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    I can understand your frustration - but how fantastic that you did it! What the heck is a half-marathon 5k relay? is it that some were doing a half-marathon, and some were doing 5k? how does it work?
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    It is what it is. You can't force it to heal any faster than it is. You are still moving, and keeping active, even if it's not where you want to be. Keep your chin up!

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    Way to go, Mary!
    1669 days ago
    Mary, Mary, keep that sunny side up! You did it, with two major injuries/obstacles, any one of which might have stopped a less determined person altogether! You lapped everyone sitting on the couch; you did the distance just like Rocky, and they made a movie about him; you made progress which however small is still progress; finishing slow is a lot better than not starting; need I go on with anymore SparkPeople Inspirational Posters? One more: you did it because you can, for the people who can't?
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    1669 days ago
    Congratulations on completing your race! emoticon
    1669 days ago
    I don't think that I could do a race just yet. Maybe in about 20 more pounds off I might be ready. And if I train for one.
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