Boston Hangover

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I can’t believe it’s Thursday already! I have so much to say about this past weekend, but I’m not quite ready to write a full race recap.

Let’s start with this: I made it! I can’t believe my body and what it is capable of sometimes. Brief timeline:

February 16- Virginia is For Lovers 14k 57:40 (6:38 per mile) First real race after having Emma, felt great

February 23- 14 mile run ending in severe back/butt pain

March 7- Diagnosed with sacral stress fracture and given 2 weeks on crutches (cross trained in the pool: swimming, deep water running)

March 18- Follow-up appointment where I decided to get a second opinion, started daily cross training on elliptical and strength training

April 1- Appointment with new doctor, confirmed it was a stress reaction and given clearance to start running 

April 7- Ran 1 mile on the treadmill (very cautious, no pain)

April 9- Ran 2 miles on the treadmill (no pain)

April 12- Ran 4 miles outside (no pain)

April 17- Ran 8 miles outside (no pain)

April 19- 4 mile shakeout run with my sister in Boston

April 20- Team shakeout in Boston (4 miles)

April 21- Boston Marathon! Finished in 3:46:44 (8:38 per mile)

I haven’t blogged in awhile because I didn’t want to screw with my juju… I felt really good when I started running (although I did have some phantom pains the first week, which I’ve had experience with before). Last week I wasn’t able to run much because Emmaline was sick and I couldn’t take her to the gym, but after that 8 mile run I knew I was going to be able to finish the marathon. I’m surprised I was able to run the whole way, but I’m sure the one million spectators had something to do with that. What an unbelievable experience. I’m so grateful I was able to run the 2014 Boston Marathon.

Also, I have to say, I kind of loved that course. I might have a different opinion if I ever race Boston vs. run Boston… but I’ve always been a decent downhill runner. 

So many more stories to come!

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Boston Hangover

  1. You are truly amazing. I know that you will be in Fall marathon shape and have an incredible PR. I am in shock that you were able to run and finish this so strongly. Well not really in shock, just more amazed. I’m happy for you.

    • Thanks Hollie! I am very excited for my fall marathon (although I can’t get too excited yet or I will wind up injured again). Can’t wait for Boilermaker!

      • Are you staying at relatives house for Boilermaker? I need to figure out what I’m doing for that as far as hotels go.

      • I’m not sure… We may just drive up really early in the morning and leave the kids with my parents. The only other time I did Boilermaker was 2003 and we drove up that morning. It actually wasn’t that far and worked pretty well.

  2. I want to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Award. You can check it out on my most recent blog post. I hope you have as much fun with it as I did!! If you don’t have time no worries! Rock and run on.

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