It was just a short easy run. Our big race was over and we were enjoying a few weeks of easy. My friends and I, having just finished a swim, set off on a 5 mile run. We ran together, joking and reliving all the fun moments of the Ironman 70.3 we had all completed just two weeks earlier. On a long flat section of sidewalk, I stepped on a rock and slipped off of the sidewalk which was raised about three inches off of the ground. My ankle twisted off the sidewalk and I fell, seemingly in slow motion, down. All the way down. And in that quick few seconds, my life changed.
This past weekend I raced in the half marathon that I had been training for since January 1st! It was a great time!
Training went well. I was worried about running in the winter but the weather cooperated for the most part. There was only one day that I had to do my long run inside on a treadmill because there was no way I was going to run when it was in the single digits outside! Other than that I, surprisingly, enjoyed getting outside and running in the winter! I ran in snow, fog, dark (by accident!), with friends, alone, and always with music to push me through. So, by last week I really felt prepared for the race. Continue reading “my rock ‘n’ roll half marathon recap”