Saturday, January 26, 2008


I've always been determined when it came to things like learning to tie my shoes (I still do it wrong), talking my parents into buying me something, getting through college, teaching myself to knit, etc. Not so much when it came to exercise. As soon as I became injured or sick, I gave up and quit going to the gym. Times have changed it seems. I have recently been dealing with a pesky knee injury. And this past week I ended up with strepthroat and the hint of ear infections. While nowadays this wouldn't be a huge issue, this week is different... I have a half marathon coming up. TOMORROW actually.

I haven't ran on pavement since New Year's eve (see earlier blog), but have been doing my pool running religiously. Four mornings a week you'll find me "running" lap after lap after lap. Talking to anyone who will listen just to quench the boredom a bit. Monday morning I headed outdoors for a test run. I wasn't feeling too great but figured I had just lost a bit of fitness over the past few weeks. When I got home and my temperature was 102 I felt totally defeated.

Five days of bed rest, lots of ibuprofen, and a whole heck of a lot of determination -- I'll be at the starting line tomorrow morning. I may be the last person to cross the finish line. Hell, I may not even get to the finish line. But I will NOT have my first "did not start" next to my name when the results are posted.

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