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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,

I'm Ready To Race Again

Well y'all - I'm ready to race again. Physically I am not 100% yet.
But mentally I'm ready to race. I guess it was around my last marathon training that things started falling apart in regards to racing. I reached a point that I hated every aspect of training, I lost my love for running, I was dealing with very low self-esteem because of my the lack of the ability to hit my goal paces on the training plan. And honestly it's taken me a very long time to get over that dark period in my life. (I Gave Up During My 2nd Marathon)

But out of that, I found my love for trail running. I said I that would never ever ever ever ever ever run on a trail. Well I proved that statement wrong. (I Ran, I Walked. I feel. I bled)  I love trail running and still plan to make it a part of my life. I'm not sure about trail races this year because I truly want trail running to be a fun sport for me. I tend to put too much pressure on myself when it comes to racing. So at this time I'm not really planning on doing trail races. That may change.

However,
I do have three road races so far on my schedule for this year. I plan to do another 10K this spring, and 2 half marathons in the fall.

I don't plan to get caught up in race times and paces and PRs. I told myself that 2017 was going to be the year of health for me - physically and emotionally. I don't intend to stick to a rigorous training plan either.

I plan to slowly build up mileage. So that by the fall, I should be easily ready to run a half marathon.

Don't get me wrong - I have a goal. I always have a goal. But my goal isn't race times or PRs - I want to run healthy, relatively injury free, and happy.

Here is to racing in 2017!





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