"Don't let the fat chick beat you"?

I have been racing for about 5 years now. I am not a typical runner or even triathlete. I fight with serious medical conditions every step of the way, but each step makes me stronger. I have two boys both with special needs and I have learned to chalk that up to making me stronger as well.

It is with sad heart that I must report that lupus has won the battle this year, but trust me when I say the war is far from over! My racing days are not over by any stretch of the imagination. This is just a minor setback that will make me stronger.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

I will listen, I will listen, I will listen

Saturday morning was a nice recovery run of 8 miles, I didn’t realize I was running with my two little buddies!  At mile 2 I was hearing ‘it’s not a big deal if you turn around at 2.5, there is nothing wrong with a 5 mile recovery run.’ I knew the port-a-potty was coming in up about a half mile and I was going to have to stop.  Luckily when I got to there the other little voice was saying ‘1.5 more miles is nothing! Not to mention it is a beautiful run!’ I am happy to say the ‘other’ little voice won out! By the time I got back to the start I was happy, I had been super slow, but it felt good!
Sunday I had planned on getting some more miles in, BUT I decided it would do me a world of good if I slept in!  Monday was an off day too (to much homework and to tired after class).  Tuesday a nice run in the gymlet. Wednesday I hit 24 and got some more miles in. 
This morning while I was returning to my car after dropping off Cuervo my right foot slipped (it has been raining all night) and my knee twisted (I am kind of used to it doing that), I was supposed to do 4 miles, but I think I am going to sit today out and get the miles in tomorrow!  I will see how I am feeling at lunch and decide at that time.  I might go down during lunch anyway and get a nice weights/abs workout in.  I have a nice race schedule this year, I will not hurt myself to the point I have to sit out most of the year and hurt myself and then push myself to mess up next year. I WILL become an Ironman next year!

~If you hear that someone is speaking ill of you, instead of trying to defend yourself you should say: "He obviously does not know me very well, since there are so many other faults he could have mentioned"~

1 comment:

  1. Have fun wearing your new shirt tomorrow! Don't forget the Great Strides walk on Sat. morning http://www.cff.org/Great_Strides/dsp_DonationPage.cfm?walkid=7454&idUser=102257