I just wanted to send out a quick post about my goings on for the last few months. In October, I ran the Grand Canyon and strained my left achilles. It has been getting better. Inspired by the fact that I signed up for the Snake River Half Marathon scheduled for March 4th I overdid my training. About 3 weeks ago, I went out on a 14 miler in Seattle. We were visiting my son Daniel who is a student at the University of Washington. Seattle had no snow. It was so nice to be away from the east side of the state. My hometown Spokane was still covered in snow. The combination of no snow and my need to get ready for the half marathon put me in a good mood for a 14 miler. My achilles was feeling better so I figured it wouldn’t be a problem if I didn’t push. I headed out on the Burke Gilman trail from the University of Washington district and headed out 7 miles. At abooooouuuut mile 7, my right calf started tightening up. I stopped and stretched and took it a bit easier on the way back. But the damage was done. I tweaked my right calf. Needless to say, I did not run the Snake River Half Marathon last weekend.
But I am staying optimistic…I will ALWAYS stay optimistic. My 5 year old hip is doing GREAT! 🙂
I am so thankful for my Zero Runner. It has allowed me to put in the running workouts without experiencing pain. I am also very thankful for all of you active posters and responders, (Dave Whiteside you know who I am talking about). We all know that nothing beats running. I appreciate the active support that I get from this community.
I have some mountain runs coming; the Broken Goat in Canada in June and I will be back at The Rut mountain race in September. Those runs are keeping me motivated as I try to stay fit through the healing process.