March 8, 2011

Gone, But Not Forgotten

Blog friends, it's been a long time. I didn't want to blog while on vacation and when I got home, I simply didn't have time. Work was busy, I had running and resting to fit in, and friends I haven't seen nearly enough of. I'm planning to post more details on the trip and updates on my training, but in the meantime, here are some highlights:

The Good
  • Several days after the 15-mile run in California, I was able to do 18 relatively trouble free. I ran 20 this past Friday and am now in taper.
  • Wine country was stunning. There really aren't words so I'll post pics.
  • I ate at phenomenal restaurants and stayed in Justin Bieber's suite at The London in West Hollywood (no worries, Biebs wasn't there).
The Not so Good
  • This injury persists so I've missed a great deal of running. I'm nailing the long runs (albeit slowly), but the shorter ones in between have been challenging. That means 26.2 is going to hurt. A lot.
  • After being gone for a week I have more catching up to do than you can imagine. It means long hours and late nights.
  • Those phenomenal restaurants? I gained a phenomenal 5 pounds. So much for progress!
I'm planning to see a doctor about the injury after the race. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't concerned and disappointed. I have a huge, long season ahead and really want it to be injury free. I won't be able to run the race I was planning and sub-4 is beyond a long shot. But at this point I'm thankful I can still race, and there is a decadent meal at In-N-Out Burger waiting for me at the end. That will have to be enough.


  1. i think the good outweigh the bad! hopefully since your long runs have been successful, the race will be, too. just think of it as another long(er) run! sending you positive vibes for no injury!

  2. Good luck with your injury. I hope the marathon goes well.

  3. Welcome back! Is it the same pelvis injury?

    Mentioned you in my post today about red wine. Did you discover any new good wines out there?

  4. Good luck with the marathon!

    Hope you end up getting good news about the injury!

  5. good news on the long slow runs despite the persistent injury.

    loving Mad Men:)

    just keep thinkin of that In n Out burger waiting at the end...


  6. Glad that your vacation was so awesome. As for the marathon, my opinion is that if you're injured just make it fun. There's no point in pushing yourself - that would be asking for more problems. Aim for something completely conservative, bring a camera, wear a costume... do things that are fun that you would NEVER do otherwise. When life gives you lemons...



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