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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Feeling Inspired!

I have been on a blogging Hiatus. I really havne't had anything to say and I've just been ingnoring blog world all together...trying to keep myself busy and distracted.

I'm not even sure where I left off....
I'm at week 3 of recovery. 5 more to go before we can re-evaluate. I'm living with it.
I've done a few great Pool Jogging workouts and they are TOUGH...but I like it. Just harder to get myself to the pool and in the water compared to putting on my shoes and running out my door but that's okay. I better get used to it b/c it's gonna have to be part of my new life post-injury. I am just taking one day at a time right now and trying to do what I can each day instead of looking forward to the daunting 5wks ahead of me.

So...a few things that got me on here today: here we go ...it's gonna be bullet-point b/c I need to get my house clean!

1. Thanks Melody for doing an athlete-bio on me. So sweet and fun...you can check it out here;

2. Amanda called me this morning and told me about Emily's race in Eugene. I HAD to check it out. I have followed Emily (when I am actually reading blogs) and the last I knew she was coming back after a broken foot....so to read that she ran a 3:08 at Eugene, I about pee'd my pants with excitement!
This post inspired me so much today!!! THANK YOU EMILY!

Why the hell CAN'T  I come back from this stupid stress fracture and run a kick-ass marathon next year?
I CAN...and I WILL! SHE is living proof....and Like Emily, I also have great mental strength when it comes to racing. When I was reading her blog I imagined it was MY race report next  year...and that I will have the same type of amazing experience. I am STOKED! so WATCH OUT....3rd tries a charm right? ha!

3. After reading some race reports on Eugene on Sunday (this was BEFORE I knew about Emily's experience)...I felt something pressing in my heart that THIS was the marathon I want to run next year. I can't explain it but thinking about it, it just felt RIGHT.
Then after reading Emily's Blog post this morning....I felt a stirring in my heart, a spiritual confirmation if you will of the feelings I had Sunday that Eugene 2013 will be my next marathon. I don't think I'm going to go back to Boston quite yet. I know some of you will think that's a stupid decision but Eugene just feels right and I've never been disappointed when i've listened to my GUT feeling:)

So there you have it......
that's my update.
Trying to keep strong...doing RandomAbs.com/today workout every day for the next 6 weeks....come join the challenge with me !!
and just trying to remain positive and fight through the next 5wks.
cant' wait to get back out there and kick my own butt!!



  1. Love this attitude Nicole!!! The big dreamer...(I've also said you have big runner balls ..ha ha). Love how you set your sights big and go for it! Keep reaching for the stars. Yay!! I'm so glad you found inspiration in Emily's story. I knew you would. So happy to hear your strength coming through here. No doubts that you'll come back wiser and stronger. wooo hooo! xoxo

  2. Loved reading this Nicole. I think that you have a such a great attitude- I need some of it to rub off on me. :-)

  3. I love that your attitude is so positive, I am sure it has not been easy! I am confident you will be back and better than ever.

  4. YAY! I am glad you will be in Eugene next year!
    It will NO doubt be a fantastic race for you!!!

  5. You are going to be the "comeback kid" with that great attitude. All of you amazing runners inspire me every day!!!!!!

  6. I found you from Melody's blog- Wow, what an inspiration you are!! If you can do it, I know I can too. I just started training for my first half marathon, and I'm also on a journey to lose 50 lbs. I started a blog to help keep me accountable. I can't wait to read the rest of yours!

  7. Pool running is a real ass kicker. I'm injured as well and have been hitting the pool. Next time, during one of your intervals, pretend like you are cross-country skiing. Ouch! Talk about EXTRA resistance. Also great is one of those ARC machines... It's sort of like an elliptical but harder AND easier on your knees. I 'm a convert as of today. Good luck!

  8. Who says you can't come back like a champ and crush it in the marathon??? You know you've got it in you, and after your injuries now you know your limits better for staying healthy. Sounds like a win win ;)

  9. Great attitude Nicole! The 5 weeks will fly by you won't even notice how :)

  10. I can definitely see you making a fierce comeback marathon. While I would miss meeting you at Boston I agree that you should go with your gut. If you feel like Eugene is the right one for you do it!! After reading Emily's post I know I sure want to run Eugene someday. Who wouldn't want to run on the trails DMD tracks that Pre and other legends ran on?! Sounds amazing!! Plus it's so much closer to you than Boston. In the meantime (after recovery and before Eugene training) there are plenty of lower mileage races like the 10k and HM that you could crush! I could definitely see you going sub 40 in the 10k and sub 1:30 in the half. Until then, keep up the awesome pool workouts! You've got this!!


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