Around the age of 30 or so, it seemed those years starting cruising by, and now they happen in almost a blink. Scary...
The year didn't start off well, I went from attempting to marathon train to a boot. It's funny how years fly, yet when the Doc said no running for six weeks, time crawled.
January - A week after this run I was in a boot, trying to figure our what went wrong. I didn't have any discomfort on that run, scary but true...yet a scan clearly showed a tibial stress fracture.
February - Lots of this started for five weeks...
The week I took my boot off, I flew to Florida to run the Disney Princess Half.
I was tickled pink to visit Disney for the first time at the age of 48
It was 11 degrees when we left Richmond, and 75 went we got to Florida :) I like cold and all, but 11 was a little over the top.
I seriously never stopped smiling during this race. I was so happy to be running again. Now, was I supposed to be putting all those miles on my leg!? Heck no.... and I don't recommend this recovery plan to anyone, but I was not going to miss this.
March - I started to resume a routine of running before work. I was supposed to be run/walking and keeping my mileage low. It was so hard to be patient when the weather and sunrises were so beautiful, but I tried. I logged 36.95 miles in March and hoped my bone was growing stronger.
April - I was restless! Yep, that fast. I missed distance running. I was just a few months out from my injury and I was worried about all the endurance I lost...CRAZY! I ran my 5th half marathon on whim. It was close to home and I figured, why not. I knew the heat was coming full force, and I would not be doing any more races or long distance runs all summer.
Petersburg, my 5th half marathon - it was hot and humid that day, but I did it!
May - June - July - August - September I kept my running mileage around, or a little above 70 miles each month, and I struggled to do it. My longest run all summer was 7 miles, which felt harder than all the races I ever ran lol
November - I ran half marathon number 6 and it stands as my PR ♥
I had struggled so much during training: I had a huge cut on my right heel, left ball of foot pain, then the right foot was hurting under the ankle bone, and my left hamstring kept tightening up. UGH! The last four weeks of training was a constant battle against pain and a lot of missed runs. I could not believe how great the race actually went. It was an awesome day. About a half hour after I crossed this finish line, I tried to freeze frame those last few moments in my mind and replay them. I just wanted to fully enjoy what had occurred.
December - Half marathon number 7 - Boom! Turned out to be my second fastest half ever.
As this year comes to a close, I will fall about 200 miles :( short of my 1,000 mile goal. As I post this, I have logged
- I spent five weeks in a boot
- Completed 4 half marathons including my PR ★ Yay!
34 fun runs: Black Light Glow run, Halloween 5K, Tacky Light 6K, and I almost forgot the fun Sole Sister 7.
- and visited Skyline Caverns and Dollywood this year
- and had lots of fun roller coaster rides!
and in May we met Rush Seriously, I could not believe I stood next to Geddy Lee.
As I go back through the memories it makes me wish I could just find a way to linger in those happy moments a little longer, they pass so fast.
Looking back, it really wasn't a bad year after all...
Are your years flying by?
Do you forget stuff until you go back through your pictures?