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What Being Injured Is Giving Me

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I have to say that one thing being injured can give you is a lot of time to think. Sometimes this is a good thing - sometimes not so much. This year has been a tough one for me when it comes to injuries. The 5 month and counting hip injury really put a damper on my fitness goals this year. Then I got staph as soon as I was cleared to run. That set me back. Then the hip got super angry again, and now this (When Life Throws You A Curveball)

It's July ya'll, and I have only had a few weeks here and there this year of running consistently. It's been my worst year to date to deal with such issues. And mentally I was finally ready to run races. I had registered for both the Harrisburg and Hershey half this year. Well, we all know that's not going to happen. I'm still hobbling around in a boot. Thankfully, I was able to transfer those bibs through the registration system.

But, lately I couldn't help but wonder where does this leav…

Treadmill - 4 Miles

I ran 4.1 miles today on the Treadmill at the gym. It was a long boring 4.1 miles, but I kept reminding myself to be thankful that I can at least run. I had hoped to run 6, but my hip and lungs just wouldn't allow it. I go back to PT next week. Although, I'm not really sure why I am going. We can't seem to pinpoint what exactly it is that I am doing wrong when walking/running. I think when I get tired, I just lose my form.

It's raining now and more rain predicted for tomorrow. Maybe I can get a run in on Sunday though. I miss the long runs and the feeling of accomplishment. I suppose I'll just have to set new goals for myself, like less mileage but work on form and pace. Overall, I can't complain about today's workout. I left the gym exhausted, sweaty and feeling good about myself.

Chelsey Morris Memorial Run 5K

It was my first race (post/during) injury. I was told to just 'run it'. Don't go all out, just run. But I REALLY wanted to come in under 28. My PR was in 2003 in MS and was 28:32. Slow for most 'real' runners, but it was what I could do. It was a difficult course as that it was hilly. It started off flat, went downhill, then a steep incline with a gradual incline for about a mile, leveled off again with an incline right at the end. I must say that I gave it all I had on this race. Around mile 2.5, I was struggling. But I knew that if I could just hold out that I could beat my PR. As I came up near the finish, I saw the clock and I gave it one final push. I came in at 27:48. Pleased doesn't even begin to describe what I was feeling at the time. Ok, as I crossed the finish line, nausea was what I was feeling. But quickly that feeling was replaced with a feeling of accomplishment. I did it.