Well it's been over a month since my last post. I've been thinking why I couldn't get motivated to write something. I always want to be positive in some way, even if it wasn't a great day, or a great run. The last few weeks have been difficult for me. I love running so much, but hurting each and every time I run has gotten me down. It's gotten to be something I don't look forward to any more, and I am skipping a running day here and there, which is not good, and certainly won't help with being sore after the run.
I can't say there haven't been any good runs, there have, but I have such pain and swelling in my ankle the next few days afterward, it makes me wonder, "Is it all worth it?" In my heart I know it is, but my mind is beat from hurting all the time.
I had a good race day on August 7th. The training program set us up perfectly for the 10K distance, plus I took a couple extra days off during the taper to let my ankle rest up. I had energy left at the end of the race to kick up my speed a notch and I came in at 0:57:59! My goal was to finish under an hour. It's an automatic PB for me, it was my longest race ever! I felt good after running, but by evening, my ankle was really hurting and swollen. It put a damper on my high spirits for accomplishing something I never thought I could do... run for an hour.
So, we'll see what he says tomorrow. Maybe he will have some new ideas. I hope so, because I have 5 miles of speed work on the schedule tomorrow afternoon.
Living... with a pain, and the fear that it won't ever go away. No, not my Hubby. ;)
Laughing... with new friends that are joining me in the next stage of training.
Loving... my family that is so supportive of my running, even though I'm hurting.