I missed going to pick up my packet, stroll around the expo and just the atmosphere in general. This is by far my favorite race to run. I guess because it was my first half and I love the course. Even with the hills Nashville provides. It's amazing. I'm sad I didn't receive that 3rd medal, even though this years looked way to much like last years. (Really, can we not come up with anything different?) But still I'll miss it. Also, I'll miss out on receiving another medal/charm for doing the race 3 years in a row. Kinda bummed about that too. I guess the 3rd time wasn't my charm. I just have to remember that God has other plans. And if I am honest with myself, I feel it was for the best.
|3rd time is not always a charm|
I know there will always be races but it kinda stings a little even when you can't do them. But as my running buddy Miranda said she would rather me be able to run all the races instead of just walk one. (something along those lines, I couldn't find the post on Facebook). ;) Which is so true. My next race is the Disney Princess Glass Slipper Challenge in February. So for now, I'm going to focus on getting back into my running slowly and continue to hit the gym. (Pss...if you are a runner, I highly suggest going to the gym as well. Even with the few runs I've did I can already tell I'm not getting as tired as I did before the injury).
Today, I went for a run and the goal was 1.5 miles but I ended up doing 2 miles in 27 minutes. I'm not stressing too much on pace right now. My goal is to just run with no pain and to be able to work on running without taking breaks. At the moment, I am stopping to walk a bit but I do it after reaching my goal which right now is a mile. So far I've been able to do that each time. I think my next goal will be running 1.5 without stopping. Since I'm starting completely over, I want to be a much stronger runner now. Hopefully in a few weeks, I can work on hitting the pace faster. I think right now I'm still holding back because I don't want to overdo with the ankle.
So onward with getting back into running like I so love to do. I have really missed it.