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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…

Long Run

Well today was my 'long run' for my Half Marathon training. At this stage, 6 miles is a long run for me. I got up early and drove to the Greenbelt. I had my hydration belt with me. But sometimes I use that as an excuse to walk more than I should. I'll tell myself that I need water when the reality is I just want to walk. So on my drive to park and run, I decided I would take water half way at 3 miles and walk while drinking the water. At mile 4, I wanted to stop and have another water break. But I knew the reality was that I didn't need water, I just wanted to stop. So I pushed on through the mental hurdle. I won't lie, I had to mentally push through the last two miles. But I did it, and I'm proud of myself for the accomplishment.

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  1. I'm so excited to find someone else who is running the HHM! Hubby & I are new runners & this is our first event. We signed up as a relay team, so we each run half, but to me 6.5 miles is quite a challenge. Good luck wth your training & thanks for visiting my blog! :)

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  2. 6 miles is 'long' for me as well- there is a 10k in Grings Mill (near Reading) on August 1 if you'd like a warm-up race before the half! I signed up for it last week and this month am trying to get myself running 6 miles at least once a week and my time down to around an hour.

    Good luck with your training!
    -Samantha (from DailyMile)

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  3. Congrats on the miles. They will come. I am a slow but steady kind of runner. I hope to see you out there on our wednesday night runs. I was there for the first time yesterday and was the slowest. lol. They waited though. It was about 6 miles. Hope to see you out there soon.

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  4. @ Kenley, I plan to come out there soon and join ya'll. I can't next week but I'm hoping to possibly make it the next.

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