Running, rambling, and randomness
So what does one do the day they’re cleared for “all normal activity” following surgery? If you’re me, you go to a yoga class that night. Boy, was my back happy to be back in Hatha!
What does one do the week they’re cleared for “all normal activity” following surgery? If you’re me, you walk a half marathon.
Yeah, I know.
But here’s the story: back in February two friends and I ran Disney’s Princess Half Marathon. And promptly signed up for the Disneyland Half Marathon so we could earn our coast-to-coast medals. The race was paid for, the trip was booked, I wanted that medal. I hadn’t run in nine weeks. Nine! My friends
were lazy knew I wasn’t able to train, so their training was pretty much non-existent. So we walked. And jogged little bits here and there.
I don’t know about physically, but mentally it was the best thing for me to complete that race. Because I could. I’d beaten cancer and I knew if I could do that, I could do anything.
The race trashed my feet, so I’m taking two weeks off to let them heal. It’s also time for new shoes, so that’s on the agenda this weekend. Come Monday, training starts for the WDW Half Marathon (aka “the Donald”) in January. I’d hoped the run the 20th Anniversary Mickey that weekend as my first full marathon, but I don’t have enough of a training base and I’m playing it cautious.
And there’s also talk of this in April…
Hi, my name is Lori and I have a running problem. Ha!