I realize it’s been some time since I posted a blog. Last we met, I was
whining commenting about not being able to run and show-and-telling my battle bruises. I am happy to report, I have spent most of June and July reporting to physio therapy. My arm is almost back to full extension. I’d say I’m about 80% there in terms of recovery.
I was also given the go ahead to run in early July from my doctor, so I’ve been back at chasing pavement. No trails for this girl though. (for now). 🙂
It’s funny how much I missed running when I knew that I couldn’t. It’s different than just not running because I don’t feel like it. Because I couldn’t, or at least shouldn’t, I missed it everyday. It just reinforces to me, how much I can take for granted what I can do as a person; because I am fortunate enough to be healthy and fit. It reminds me to take advantage of these gifts, and push forward with my running goals.
Speaking of which, I had lofty goals this summer. Prior to my running accident, I was concentrating on my speed. I had started to pick up the pace back in May, and then the accident occurred, so I’ve had to re-adjust my running goals this summer. July has been spent getting my cardio back so that I can concentrate on my training for a handful of races I have coming up in the late summer, early fall. The first race is on August 16th called the Midsummer’s Night Run. I’ve run this race in the past, and it’s a really great time. It was originally going to be my ‘A’ race, to test out my speed progress over the summer, however, now it will just be a fun run.
I’m looking forward to this race, as well as two other half marathons in September. I may also register for another half in October, although, I haven’t yet decided where that race will be .
I know I’ve mentioned I will be running in the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend in January 2015, however, I haven’t yet mentioned that we have also signed up for the Disneyland Star Wars Weekend the following weekend in January. So excited for this race!
All things considered, I’m glad to be back.