Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Running Events Coming Up

The countdown is on.  In one week from today, 7 days, I go back to the doctor and hopefully I will be released to run.  I have worked so hard over the last 5 weeks keeping my cardio up so that when I get to run again I wont be so far behind and now it's getting so close. 

I have some concerns. I hope I can run with no pain and I hope my brace doesn't get in the way to bad.  I want to be able to run but not at the expense of my future.  I want to play with my kids in the yard one day and not have to tell them that I cannot do it because I was determined to be a runner when I was 27 and now I cannot play without pain.  So all that being said, I will not just give us on being a runner.

I have a couple of fun runs and events coming up that I am extremely excited about.  For starters I have been lucky enough to be asked to coach with a No Boundaries team.  My running partner is the Head Coach so I had an "In." 


The program is designed to help beginners train for a 5k race.  Its 10 weeks and for the Grand Finale we will run the Cotton Row Run in Huntsville on May 30th.  I like this program because running doesn't start with a Marathon, it starts with one run, 1 mile or 1 minute and hopefully this can keep people motivated and keep them coming back for more.  Its a group effort, every one is a beginner, no judgement, just fun and running.  And you get to do a race at the end!


Then the first week in April I will be returning to Lynchburg, TN to defend my title run the Oak Barrel Half-Marathon.  I enjoyed this race so much last year, minus the bloody feet, but this year I think I can do better.  I think I can rock this out.  I was hoping to beat my time by 1 hour from last year but since I haven't been able to train I will just take beating my time, period. 

Oh the excitement is too much.  I cant wait to feel the concrete under my feet again!

5 comments:

Leanne said...

You're so clever!
All these people that just love running. I dunno what i'm gonna do with you all ...
Sorry, you've got grumpy Leanne today ...
The one who absolutely hates running, but who admires those who do.

Life In A Pink Fibro said...

Best of luck with it. I'm with Leanne - can't abide running myself, but very supportive of others who do!

Jane said...

Just heard you on the radio through Mom's phone. GO NO BOUNDARIES! It is going to be GREAT! And good luck in your upcoming half! Now that you've got a marathon under your belt, it may seem like a short run. :)

Emily said...

Jane you should come run this half with me. I might need a little bit of help around mile 7. I haven't run more than 7 since the full.

I'm so excited about no boundaries. I think it is going to be a blast.

Katie Hill said...

I want more information on the No Boundaries program!!! Please help me learn to run!!!

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