I am currently training for the Seattle Rock N Roll Marathon with my sister (Katie) and a friend. When I don't have a race in the near future, I just imagine that a marathon or half marathon is coming up for me to train for, and I usually find one to sign up for. All of my family runs (both of my parents, my sister, and my two brothers).
Running is my passion, my joy, my life. I'm not fast, but that isn't what it's about. Running gives me a chance to relax, unwind, think, and just feel good. The runner's high is an amazing thing that everyone should experience. It's a great way to stay/get fit, but I also want to use this blog to keep me in check to not neglect my stretching and strength workouts. Running is a sport about self improvement. It is about inspiration.
Alright, so this week has been hard. The past few weeks I have been experiencing some pain in the growing muscle area and on Saturday’s long run it became ubundantly clear that I needed to rest (which is something I hate to do). Then the rest on Sunday truly didn’t help at all, so on Monday I made an appointment for physical therapy. I left physical therapy on Monday feeling like I needed real therapy. I was just so upset because it hurt really bad and it took the place of what would have been my run for the day. Tuesday I ran a never-ending, painful six mile run by myself, giving me plenty of time to feel sorry for myself (which I should never do, especially since getting injured was my own fault for not stretching and treating my muscles right). Wednesday I had physical therapy aaing, feeling a little bit better (physically and mentally, or my run that morning had gone better than I had expected. I still had pain, but it wasn’t as severe). Yesterday was okay, but I still only did three miles, which for me isn’t much at all. I am not going to run today, but I think I am going to go for a walk in a little bit, for that doesn’t hurt. I will be walking around the track where the sections track meet is to watch and cheer all of my friends on who have made it so far…. Well the running events, thatis. The running starts at six pm, and the field events have been going on for a while. I’m such a runner. I’m still not all of the way healed, but I feel like I’m getting there. Plus, I really need to get better before my marathon on June 23. I’m so excited for it, and I don’t want to spend my birthday in too muh pain… Just the pain that comes from running a marathon.