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Injury Update - YES The Doctor Told Me To

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Just wanted to give a quick update for anyone who might not have already heard. I went last week for a follow-up. I was actually in a lot of pain, as much pain as when the injury began. The x-ray did not show any fractures, BUT I was told that I could still have a fracture. I will need a bone scan or MRI to completely rule out any fractures. What did show up, however,

Saturday, May 30, 2009

It's been awhile since I've written. I've been out of town for work and super busy it seems. Ever since my last race, running has been a struggle. I don't know if it is because I really pushed myself at the last race or what the issue is. I just know that every time I have tried to run I have struggled. In fact, both of my runs at the beginning of last week resulted in me walking part of the way. I was more than frustrated with myself.

But as of yesterday, Friday, I told myself that I was running and I do mean running the entire distance regardless of how I felt. I left my office and ran 9.4 miles before returning. It gave me the mental boost that I needed for next weekend. Next Saturday is my first 10K (6.2 miles) race. I'm very nervous. I've never ran a race that long before. And my boss, who is excellent at pacing, isn't running the race this time. So, I will be on my own to try to pace myself.

I'm really nervous about this, and I struggle with pace..…

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The temp wasn’t too bad. It was in the 50’s, but it was once again raining. Great, another race in the rain. The course was hilly, and I do mean VERY hilly. In some places it felt as if we were going straight up. The other uphill battles were gradual inclines that felt as though they would never end. But I toughed it out. I ran every step. At the finish, my boss and I sprinted at the end and came in side by side at 43:43.

I had wanted to do the course in under 10 minutes, but it was a very difficult course. And I am pleased with myself that I completed it in the time that I did.

On to the next race...