back to (b)asics

December 27, 2012 at 10:46 am 3 comments

dare i say i’m back?! last week my little two miler was followed a few days later by a four, then the next day another four and saturday morming a planned six turned to eight. when all was said and done week one was 18 miles and this week, three runs in, i’m already at 18 with a trail run 10 on christmas morning!

home sweet home!

home sweet home!

mri results showed the fracture healed but tendinitis throughout and lingering swelling. expected after ten weeks immobilized. last week i timidly pushed through the discomfort and each run was a little less scary than the one before and this morning i put on the shoes with no hesitation or fear. so yes, i think i can safely say it … “I”M BACK!”

going forward there are a couple of changes i’m making to my run. my new job hours are later than my old and i really have no choice but to become a morning runner. and in that i need to be running by 5:15 am at latest. the first couple mornings were a struggle but i’m coming to love it already. the run out my front door leads me around a small municipal airport and alongside a beautiful little marina. early morning quiet only adds to the quaint inspiration of the island i call home.

change two is a bit more technical. since the day of diagnoses one thing has always bothered me. how was it that i ended up with a stress fracture now? i was training for augusta. a half iron. which meant my run mileage was relatively low in comparison to marathon training. so as a voracious researcher i went in search of answers and much to my surprise i found a lot of recent discussion threads about the possible correlation between newtons and sfxs. i’ve been running in newtons for about a year and though i can’t say for sure if they played a role or not, the potential fear has led me back asics.

morning, noon or night. regular trainers or minimalists. honestly i don’t care. all i know is i’m running again and just like that all is right in my world.


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two steps back miserables

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. kitkat1126  |  December 27, 2012 at 11:12 am

    First of all, YOU’RE BACK!!!! Enjoy every minute of those runs, you deserve it!

    I can see how morning running would be something you’d love. Such a fantastic way to start the day, and it’s so quiet and peaceful in the morning. 5:15am sounds painful, and yet not nearly as painful as not being able to run, so it’s more than worth it. This post is giving me the running itch!

  • 2. bgirl875  |  December 29, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Omg!! It’s official! You are one of the incredibles. How does one go from immobilized to 18 miles in a week? Think about it…it’s clearly the only logical explanation. You are Mrs. Incredible.

    Congrats girl! And you in DC equals amazing. Fingers crossed!

  • 3. Fit and Forty Something  |  January 15, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    yay! i am so happy for you! and i wish you lived closer so we could run together in the morning. that is the exact time i must run too!


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the best of times

5k pr ~ 24:23
10k pr ~ 52:49
half marathon pr ~ 1:55:10
marathon pr ~ 4:10:41
half ironman pr ~ 5:57:50
50k pr ~ 5:33:23
50-mile pr ~ 11:32:39



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