>Look What I Can Do!>I can run 10 miles!!!!!
This may not seem like a big deal, especially since I DID run 26.2 miles 9 months ago.
But 9 months and a knee injury later, and I was seriously afraid I wouldn't be able to run long distances again. You can look at my log and see how much my mileage dropped as I've tried to slowly get back at it. Well, this Sunday I did it. 9.86 miles in Huntington Beach (on vacation, no less). Took Monday off, and ran 6 more today. The best part (aside from just being able to do it) is that I ran the first half at 9:14/mile and the second half at 8:11/mile.
And? NO KNEE PAIN.
I can't even begin to describe the relief. Running helped me lose 90 pounds and has since been a major confidence booster. I don't know what I'd do if I had to quit at this point. Now I just need to take care of myself, and hopefully I'll be able to make it through CIM in December.
Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." - Joe Henderson
Needs more cowbell!
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away...(unkown) • Go With The Flow • Thyroid Support Group