It’s September and you know what that means for me … I’m supposed to start running again. And I don’t mean just running … I mean RUNNING! I’ve got a really rigid and FULL racing schedule that starts in a week! A WEEK!!! EEK!
Wow … That being said … Let me tell you that I’m NOT ready. I’m not 100% healed. My poor right foot still aches at times and I feel bad that it’s not completely healed up. I have seriously rested it as much as possible, and have been faithfully going to see my Accupuncturist, and my Chiropractor. I’ve been using my H-Wave, pain patches, and what not. Let me say this … If I get my insert in my shoe just right, then I have NO issues and absoulutely NO pain. I just have to figure out how to do it so that my insert doesn’t slide around in my shoe and stays put while I’m running. I have a lot of work to do still to get my foot to 100%, but I’m okay. I can do this!
Other than that … Life is good. I had a great August off from racing. I have been focused on CrossFit and training with my stellar trainer, spinning here and there, and like I said, just working on healing up my foot. But September is here and this is what I have coming up in the next few weeks …
- September 14-15 – Ragnar Napa Valley
- September 16 – The Giants Race Half Marathon
- September 23 – Half Moon Bay International Marathon
- October 6 – Neon Night Run
- October 7 – Rock N’ Roll San Jose
- October 14 – Nike Women’s Marathon
- October 21 – Stockton St. Joseph’s Half Marathon
- October 28 – Morgan Hill Half Marathon
Yeah … I know … Reading it makes me tired! But I love it. I love the atmosphere of racing – even though I’m not a “racer,” just a runner enjoying the venue and atmosphere. I love the race signs, the crowd support, the cheering and motivation. It’s just fun to be there. I used to say that I loved the bling, but honestly, I’m not completely in it anymore for the bling as they just hang there on my wall … =)
In other news … I got my first “hate” comment on my blog. For obvious reasons, I chose not to approve the comment and let it remain in limbo. Someone “Anonymous” was quite unhappy with me that I took credit for my friend winning the NWM entry, and then went to say that I should not have won or even entered in the first place. Because I did enter, this individual basically stated that I was full of myself, not a good friend for entering a contest that my friend who really wanted to win was in, and that I didn’t deserve a the entry I had won into the NWM. Ah, I’m not going to dwell on it. Whoever it was, thank you for your opinion although it was not warranted.
Moving forward … I’m looking forward to the next upcoming weeks. I am truly thankful to be able to run and participate in some awesome events and running with friends. My youngest son has been convinced by his friend to join the H.S. Cross Country team. I’m secretly happy for this choice. I was on my H.S. Cross Country team. My boys have been so busy with their activities – baseball, basketball, school, etc. My daughter has found a love in CrossFit209 Kids. I’m happy for that! And … my husband has made a conscious choice to amp up his training and has also added CrossFit into his regime! You don’t even know how extremely happy I am about this! I love working out beside him! He’s the best! I have and lead a great life and I am thankful for everything that I have been blessed with.
Okay … I better get going and planning out and packing up for the next few weeks. You ready? Who’s with me? Let’s goooooo!