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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!

Comments

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

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  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.

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  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!!

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  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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