Missing races is never fun BUT there will always be another race. Over the last year I have had a lot of great races and PRs and I know I’ll be back at it again. I have finally realized how important it is to take care of my body and how doing that is way more important than just one race. I’ll probably be able to start doing some easy running next week but it just wouldn’t be smart for me to race this weekend. My calves are a lot better but not where they should be. Sub 3 at the UV Marathon is my number one goal this year and I just really don’t want to mess that up by hurting myself worse this weekend.
A few years ago when I would get injured and I was forced to skip a race it made me realllllllly sad. To the point my mom would have to take me for ice cream everyday and listen to me complain. I am disappointed that I won’t be running Saturday because we have trained hard and I think I could have had a really great race but I am okay with it. I have gotten to the point that I realize that injuries are kind of part of the game (not that I didn’t make a lot of mistakes in my training but the risk of injuries increases when you are doing higher mileage and lots of speed work ((which is kind of what it takes for me to get faster)) and running isn’t going anywhere. I will be able to do it again soon.
As Kara Goucher says, “Running isn’t going to tuck you in at night.”
We really can’t let our happiness depend on our running performance. A lot of running/racing is out of our control and we just have to realize that. It is something that we love to do but there are a lot more WAY more important things in our lives…
PS I moved my Phoenix tickets to go the following weekend so that I will be able to take Brooke with me so that she can play with her cousins and stay for a few days… if I was still to go this weekend I would only see my brother for 24 hours. Not enough time. I really want to hear how everyone does at the race this weekend though… I expect detailed reports.
I learned something important today. My sister is terrified of deer. She thought that hiding behind the pole would save her from them.
They were across the street.
We went on a walk to go enjoy the 50 degree weather (this NEVER happens in Utah when it is February).
We walked past my old Jr. High and the track where I used to have track practice. I only did track in 9th grade but it was a good time.
Brooke’s really into string cheese lately. The only problem is that she just bites into it and doesn’t pull the cheese apart like you are supposed to. Does anyone else eat their string cheese like that?
Sometimes Bangs Friend sends me snapchats like this one. One of the things I miss the most about California—> Bangs Friend making at least 6 amazing meals a week for me. I need to find a way to get her and her husband to move to Utah. I would even let them live in the our spare bedroom. I am sure they would be thrilled about that.
Did you run track/cross country in jr. high, high school or college?
What sports did you do in school?
-One year track, one year cheer and 3 years of tennis.
What races have you had to miss?
Any animals that you are really afraid of?