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!!