This week isn't all about what I'm giving up -- it's also about what I'm adding to attempt to make my life better.Read More
OMG... I love potato chips. I could sit down and eat an entire large bag of just about any flavor if no one was watching.Read More
For the past couple of Octobers, I have spent the last week of the month making pledges to myself to better my health, my running and my outlook on life.Read More
** THIS POST HAS BLOOD **
As I slowly mark off milestones, I wonder when it's appropriate to say "I'm back."
Is it a mileage milestone? Or finally doing a race again? Or setting a certain time in a race? Or when I finish all of my goals to finish a marathon?
Or is it a day like to today, where I was running for a second straight day for the first time in two months and I fell on a trail at Rockwood Park?
** BLOOD IS BELOW!!! **
As I posted on Instagram above, I think falling on a trail does give me that right to say "I'm back." I now have pains not related to my previous injury, and that surprisingly feels good. Also not getting seriously injured on a fall is another place.
I'm not done saying "I'm back" though ... hitting certain mileage milestone and certain races and certain speeds will also be "I'm back" moments.
I'm only just beginning.
I almost went to the gym yesterday, but a short run in the rain just sounded better. It was simple, yet fun and satisfying.Read More