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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,

For The First Time In A Long Time

For the first time in a very long time, I left a race feeling.... happy... satisfied... content. When I saw the clock, I felt a little disappointment, and felt myself saying.. If I just hadn't walked to catch my breath... but I immediately stopped myself.. because the truth is.. I needed those steps. I couldn't breathe. 

It't no secret that the last year or more I have struggled. In fact, the last race that I ran where I left happy was the DMP Dash in April of 2014. And if I'm going to be brutally honest, that race was about beating others (and their finish time). I ran it hard, and all out, and I did PR which I am very proud of ... but it wasn't about finishing as much as finish times.

Today, my first 5K in over a year, was about running for the sake of running, and getting a baseline of where I am fitness wise.

My finish time was
no where near my PR, but it wasn't my slowest time either. I had hoped for under 28, but the reality is, fitness-wise, I'm just not there. So I'll take my 28:28 and 8/24 in my age group with 120/294 overall.

I am very pleased with myself today - not because of a time on a clock - but because I know that I did what I could do - and I proved to myself that running just isn't about clock times but about personal achievement.






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