Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Marathon Update

I have put off writing this post for the last week, because I am VERY superstitious and I didn't want to jinx myself. 

If you follow me on Instagram you know that I have been fighting a hip/glute/back injury for the last month. I dealt with a similar injury a few years back while training for the KC Marathon, so I immediately called my chiropractor hoping he could fix me yet again :) 

I was worried that with only 7 weeks till the marathon that there wouldn't be time to completely rehab my injury and that I wouldn't be able to run the marathon...and to be honest with you, there were a few times that I questioned whether or not I would even be able to run the 5k. 

After lots of ups and downs, several appointments with Dr. Sindorf...I can confidently say I will be running the Gobbler Grind Marathon in 2 1/2 weeks. The weekend before last I ran my longest run since having Bennett...and while it isn't my normal "peak week" 20 miler, I was able to run 18 miles completely pain free.

This training cycle has been far from perfect. There have been more skipped runs than I can count. Several shortened runs due to a baby waking up earlier than planned (it's like they know, lol!) and absolutely zero speed-work. I definitely won't be walking away from this race with a shiny new PR...but I will be walking away from it with my head held high. Getting back into running after having a baby hasn't been easy. I have run through lack of sleep, going back to work full time, and an injury, and yet I haven't given up. I may not run my fastest marathon, but it will definitely be an accomplishment I can be proud of.


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