I crossed the finish line in the Napa Valley Marathon with a fast enough time to qualify for Boston!
For those of you who don’t know, when I am not digging in the dirt, or climbing apple trees, I spend my time pounding the pavement. I am a long distance runner.
Taylor and Henry like running as well. (On occasion!)
I have been a distance runner for over 5 years now. I have trained myself to keep going no matter what. No matter how hard it gets, how much it hurts, or how badly I want to quit. Somehow, I have always managed to get myself through a long hard run. And I never regret it! It is one of the best feelings in the world.
That is until something breaks, or tears, or your body just won’t do what you know it can do. And that is why I am completely bummed that my body is not cooperating lately. It seems as though I have hurt my IT band. Something I have done several times in the past. And the bad news about the IT band is that there is only one cure, not running.
With just over a month until Boston I have to rest my leg for a few weeks. This could not be worse timing. I have run enough marathons to know that a break from running right now can be pretty detrimental to race day. But the only thing I can do is rest. So rest I will!
Not sure if Boston is in my cards this year, by I am keeping a positive attitude and crossing my fingers for the best. We will see what happens.
Pizza is for dinner. Leftover Roasted red pepper pesto spread on pizza dough with kale, broccoli, and mozzarella. And roasted butternut squash, kale, blue cheese and bacon pizza. I am feeling better already!
Food like this makes me very happy.
Have a great night.