Wow, it's been a long time since I updated this blog. I have been swamped with work and home for most of the time. And trapped in the Facebook black hole. That thing is addicting, and kind of weird when you start hearing from high school friends. Then you go look in your yearbook and wince at all the big hair (I was always trying to get my hair bigger but it never worked) and all the people you thought you forgot and then it's like you are in high school again. Thankfully you can close the book and it's over. It is nice to hear from classmates again and see what they are up to.
I'm also back into running...slowly. (Slow jogs, or slogging, I call it). I ran my first race in over a year and it is fitting that it was the Flying Feather Four Miler. That was my first race ever three years ago. It's what got me hooked on running, and racing. They also give you a bottle of wine when you finish!
I went out very slowly, but after 2.5 miles with NO PAIN, I put on my music player and just starting moving. Like real running, not slogging. And with .5 miles to go, I ran as fast as I could. Coincidentally, my doctor was standing at the finish line keeping an eye on all of us and I ran right past him as he said, "Don't stop...Keep moving!" Good advice since I was trying to catch my breath and couldn't really stop. I think he did a double take when he saw me but I couldn't be sure.
I picked up my wine afterwards and drank it with Thanksgiving dinner. The taste of victory!
My plan is to train for the Cap City Half Marathon again, this time by myself. I don't want to feel the pressure of having to run faster to be part of the group, and I don't want to feel compelled to run on the ice like I did last time! A lot of good it did me. Nope, this time I am running every other day, and working in more cross training and PT. I'm hoping to stay injury free this time around, and then sign up with MIT for the marathon training course for the Columbus Marathon in October. I will run a marathon yet!