Thanks for all the kind words on yesterday’s Emergency room post. It made me feel good knowing so many of you have gone to the ER for the same thing or had a family member go. I don’t feel quite so silly now! I am still experiencing slight stomach cramps, but my headache and groggy feeling are gone after many, many hours of sleep. My parents came to see my last night and that made me feel better, too.
Every so often here on RWS, I like to do a flashback of what I was doing a year ago. I think it’s important to reflect back on a year ago to appreciate things happening now, and just for fun. I didn’t blog a year ago today, so I went forward a day and oh boy do I remember this post.
16 miles of frustration
I was living with my parents, and Bobby was in for the weekend and we headed out on a 16 mile run. It was pure misery. My hip and IT band were at their absolute worst at this point and I remember almost not making it back to the car I was in so much pain. We were marathon training, and it was our longest run we had ever done. After this run I really questioned whether I would even make it to the start of the race (which of course I did.) But that day was very defeating and daunting, kind of like how I feel now. The top of my foot still hurts, and I haven’t run in 7 days. I was hoping to run a half at the end of this month but that’s not looking probable. Number ten may have to wait till 2012, which frustrates me greatly.
As far as distance goes, I am in “half marathon shape” and I feel like every day I am slipping further and further away from it. I get frustrated hearing about people signing up for all these races, I just want to run! I know God has a plan, although I am not quite sure what it is right now given my recent setbacks.
For now I am going to keep cross training, stretching, and foam rolling and hope I can get back in the game sooner rather than later. After all, the new YMCA in our neighborhood opens a week from yesterday! No excuses, right?
QOTD: What were you doing a year ago mid November?