Wednesday, June 06, 2012

St George Marathon

CONGRATULATIONS!!! We would like to congratulate you on being one of 7400 runners selected for the 2012 St George Marathon. We will be hosting runners from all 50 states and 18 countries. We would like to thank you for your interest in our event and we look forward to seeing each of you cross the finish line Saturday October 6th!

I mentioned earlier that I put my name in the lottery to run the St George Marathon. Well you've probably already heard but my name was drawn and I am running a marathon. I've always wanted to run a marathon and unfortunately I'm not getting any younger so I figured I better do it soon or it may never happen. I'm not sure if I'm happy or sad but I am really glad that a bunch of my kids are running with me. We put our names in as a group and we were selected as a group. It will be me, Justin, Ben, Alycia, Sarah and Sam. I think I'm really looking forward to it.

About the same time that I put my name in for the marathon I caught my foot in a tree root while running in the canyon and broke my toe. It was very painful and it was a month before I could walk without a limp and running was just out of the question.

Last Monday, memorial day, I had decided that I was going to try a short run but alas, I was in Provo visiting my girls and I stepped up onto a curb but without thinking I put all my weight on my toes and my poor bones or tendons or whatever were just not up to the task and I about fell on my face. While it wasn't as bad as when I first broke it, that stupid act set my poor foot back at least a couple of weeks. I'm feeling very anxious because I should be starting my training about now. The worst part is that I was already most of the way through my training because I had just run the Ragnar. I ran seventeen miles during that race. Now it has been over a month since I've run at all. I'm going to have to start from scratch. Oh well, I can do it. (I hope). I ran a mile last night and even though my foot hurt I think it is a good hurt. It feels good today. Tomorrow I'll go for two miles and see what it's like.

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1 comment:

Lisa said...

Just be careful!