Well needless to say it has been a long time since I've blogged. I think I have experienced it all in the last few months. I hurt my knee about a month ago and was out of commission for 2+ weeks, I ran the half marathon in Huntington Beach, CA in February sick as a dog, and I've had a few life changes as well. The last few months have been an utter disaster for training. I've been doing well for the past few weeks and I am running the half marathon at the University of Illinois on Saturday.
I recently started a part-time job at Fleet Feet Sports in Chicago. I am really enjoying it so far. It's nice to be around like-minded people and not feel like I am boring them with my running stories. I have been throwing myself back into running and I am now up to about 20-25 miles per week. My spirit is raised again and I am feeling more like myself. It is really crazy how not being able to run can affect you so negatively. I was a real crab to be around! I thank my husband and all of those around me for putting up with me these last few months.
As far as reaching a new PR for this next half, I am not holding my breath. The longest run I was able to get in due to my injury was 9 miles. It would be nice to see something under 2 hours but I will be happy to just finish.
I have also signed up for the Chicago Marathon and I will be participating in the Inagural Savannah, GA marathon this year. I have a lot to look forward to in the coming year and here's hoping that me along with all of you have a safe and injury free running season!
My blog will follow my running journey up to and through my 1st Marathon... Chicago 2010! You will read about my inspirations, PRs (hopefully!), and of course my struggles. So feel free to share your stories as well!