Thursday, April 20, 2006

Recovering..

Thank you for all of the kind comments, I appreciate them. Just know, you can do this too. All it takes is focus and training. You can do anything you set your mind to, anything that you feel passionate for.

I have a passion for running and for pushing myself as far as I can go. How far can I push myself..how strong am I mentally and physically? I am not sure. Of course, the addicted/obsessive/compulsive thing going on helps a lot too!

My muscle soreness has gone away. I am able to get up and down stairs. My blisters are healing; they are draining a bit. The ones on the bottom won't allow my foot to set evenly on the floor. My toes curve upward but it's OK. I'm lucky that I haven't had any injuries while ramping up my high mileage weeks. I didn't know if my body would stand up to it. It did, for that I am thankful.

I didn't even make it to run club last night. I was going to go and chat a bit but took the boys to the batting cages instead and then went for a 5 mile bike ride. It felt good to move my legs a bit and it didn't hurt my feet at all.

This Saturday is the Trail Mix 50K. I always loved running Trail Mix, but the last two years have run McNaughton the week before. Last year I went to Trail Mix to watch Ann run her first 50K. I can't believe she's really gone.

This year I'll go and watch a bunch of friends run the race. It'll be a good day.

2 comments:

marathonP said...

Hey Julie,

How you doing...you sound a little sad today in your posting (maybe I'm wrong...just a feeling). I think it's natural if you are. The event itself is anticlimatic; it's the training and the pursuit that provides greatest high. And I know you'll be off on a thrilling pursuit again soon.

You've accomplished such great things, and I mean your running and your friendships...especially with Ann. You're really living and feeling fully; that's the highest level there is.

Cheers to living and training without reserve, and to your next adventure. We're right there with ya.

phil

Lora said...

Julie,
Good luck tomw. I'm sure you'll give it all you got with Ann on your mind.

I love what Phil said above--"living and feeling fully"--damn thats so what it's all about.

L'Chaim! (To Life!)