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And my Saga continues.. 2 (plus) years later.. running INDY (again!)

Saturday, May 10, 2014

I could hardly believe it when I saw that I last blogged in October of 2012! Shame on me :( life gets busy indeed and with a full time job, a Mom & Brother to oversee care for and a blessed opportunity to "do life" with my hubby, 4 children and 2 grandsons, I confess to using Facebook as my "quick, in & out" communication mode but I love stopping by from time to time and seeing how my Spark friends are doing.. forever grateful for what Sparkpeople has brought to my life!!

As I read my last blog that October, it occurs to me all that's happened since then and while there have certainly been many challenges, it helps me realize what determination will do for a person if we hold tightly to it and allow it to drive us. As noted in that blog, I ran the Iron Horse half-marathon as a Marathon training run that following weekend, then the next weekend, what was to be my final long training run brought me a plantar fascia rupture in the final half mile. The Monumental Marathon I wrote about didn't happen and I was out for about 3 to 4 months. When I returned, I trained smart and carefully for the Flying Pig half-marathon in May which I was to run with many Spark friends when the weekend immediately prior to the race, I sprained my hip flexor doing some single leg warm-up lunges a bit too quickly... I rested a week & attempted a conservative run/walk alongside my Spark friend, Janice.. we had a blast but I paid for it :) out another several weeks before healing enough to train for the MCM Marathon set for October 2013. My conservative training plan went well and I had a great 1st Marathon but not the best recovery from it.... as smart (again) as I tried to be, following my post Marathon recovery plan to a "T" with very few miles on my schedule, tightness in my Achilles three weeks later brought pain from "no-where" I'd never experienced before and within a run's time, what we came to determine was a stress-fx of the right medial ankle reared it's ugly head. Another 3 months went by before I was able to run without pain... then on Feb 13th, shortly after my return to training, I took a Pilates/Yoga class where I apparently strained something, bringing pain to the hip and all down the lower posterior chain along the right leg... an irritation I'm still dealing with today :) HA! "Is that a smile she just typed???" :) you betcha it IS!! You see, I'm on the other side of all that now. Life's not always easy and there are certainly many distractions that can get in our way but with that determination I speak of.. a determination to journey on, is deep rooted in me. The joys I've encountered in my journey far outweigh the struggles.. it's just the struggles that weigh heaviest on our minds. I don't want to miss a single step that will carry me to the adventures on my personal path... those I know without question await!!

Now for the blog I came on here to write... 2 (plus) years later.. running INDY (again)! Part 2... (coming next)..
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