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!