Friday, September 24, 2010

Please pray for my foot....

It's really hurting. I'm worried. I'm doing pretty good with keeping the anxiety at bay, but that's only because I haven't missed a long run... yet. If it's not better by tomorrow, I'm gonna miss one on Sunday. I'm not happy about this. It's very disheartening. I decided to get the boot out of the laundry room last night. I'm wearing it today. I'm not doing a whole lot today. I'm trying to avoid the questions. I don't want to explain why 50 times today. I know that will just bring on the depression and anxiety.
It's possibly a metatarsal fracture. I know. (I tend to think the worst). It won't show up on a x-ray for a while, so there's no sense in wasting money on one. It seems to get worse with every run. Thursday morning's 10 miles wasn't pleasant, but I was able to get through it. The pain afterwards was pretty bad. I plan to continue training on the bike if I can't run, but I still hate it. I haven't run anything longer than 17 and I'm still 6 weeks away. I have to be able to run at least two or three more long runs before the marathon. I know I have to stay off of it, but my brain is fast-forwarding to an image of me limping or crawling to the finish line. (Which is fine, as long as I finish.)

Please pray that my foot heals. FAST.

Maybe this is a lesson for me. Maybe my bad feet genes are finally catching up with me. I think God is teaching me to be less prideful. It's working.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Gracie T-Shirts!!!

Team Gracie T-shirts are now available! $15 each!! All proceeds go to Benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of Gracie. To order one, email me (, message me on Facebook or comment back to this post with your size, address and phone number. To donate without purchasing a t-shirt, go to

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Tupelo 14.2 Miler... AWESOME!

This was a GREAT race! It was the first overnight CHILL! The temps were in the high 50's at the start. It started at 5am too, so it was really dark. A lot of runners had headlamps or were carrying flashlights. I didn't have one, but it was good that others did because it was easy to follow the course because I could see the lights bouncing in front of me. The race was pretty small (only about 650 runners) and there were no sponsors. I was unsure about this at first, worried there would be course issues and not enough volunteers or water stations. But it worked out perfectly. The weather was great. I maintained a 9:30 pace throughout the whole race. I talked to this guy who was wearing a New York Marathon jacket. I talked to him about the race and got some advice. I ended up finishing at 2:18:06. Mike Tvar finished at 2:10. At the half marathon mark (13.1), I PR'd at well!! I'm not sure the exact time but it's around 2:08. That's 12 minutes better than last time!! My overall time was better than my old half marathon time! Oh yeah.... I finished 47th in the female division!! :)
Here's some pictures.....
Trying to stay warm...

finish line