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!