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Staging a Comeback

I have a vision for 2013.  And, at some point, I am going to put it into words. But for now I want to talk about running.  Before 2013 began, I looked back at my old 2012 goal post and 2011 goal post.  And I saw MANY running goals.  Many races to be run.  A couple PRs to get along the way.  And, for the most part I hit most of the goals.

But, this year you will not see a long list of races to be run and PR goals from me.

This year, I only have one goal. 

To get back to running, fully injury free. To enjoy the run.  And to be thankful for each mile I can run.

Ok, so maybe that is more than one goal, but that is what I hope for this year.

And, I think, I may get there.  I am FINALLY at a point where I can run up to 4 miles with no IT band pain.  These runs are slower than they used to be, but I will take any mile that is pain free.  I am truly so happy when I finish a run and my IT band is not even sore.  It makes me hope that I may actually get back to running more and more.  After all, this time of year is my FAVORITE time to run outside.

And, as of right now, I only have one race on my calendar  . . .

ZOOMA Annapolis!!!  I have done this race twice before and I decided that this year I want to make this my "comeback" race.  I love Zooma and think this is the perfect race to celebrate beging able to take on distance again.  I am not planning on running ANY other races before Zooma.  And the only other thing I have in "my sights" is a sprint triathalon in the Fall.

So, that is it for me for running this year . . . . 

Maybe 2014 will be the year for marathon #3!


  1. Yay Katie!! I am so happy you are back running injury free! I will keep my fingers crossed for you. Enjoy each run!!

  2. I hear you. My running goal is to cross the finish line of the Freiburg half marathon without tearing the tendons in my ankle! My original goal was going to have a time attached to it, but now I'll settle for what I can get.

  3. I'm so happy for you - you can do it!! Let's cheer each other on, and try to dish out lots of encouragement, ok?? Best of luck!!

  4. I'm sure you are glad you took the time off, even though it's really a long road back from IT band injuries.

    Good luck with your next race!


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