Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ragnar nerves!

Today (in about an hour actually) I'm heading out to Seattle to run my first race in almost a year!
The Ragnar Relay NW passage.   I'm very excited, but I'm also a little nervous.  Over the last few years I've ran some of my strongest relays to date, but I was also in the middle of marathon training for most of them, and this year after having been injured for most of the past year, well...let's just say I am no where near in the same shape as I was.  I'm confident that I can finish the race.  I wasn't given difficult legs, so that will help.  I just hope that I feel strong and can push my pace a little bit.  I'd like to average in the low 8's - but I'll be happy with averaging 8:30's per mile - which my training suggests I can do.  You just never know what race day will bring though - I might average 10's!  Most importantly, my goal is just to have fun.  I know a handful of the people I'm running with, and they are awesome.  It sounds like we have a nice place to stay in Anacortes which should be beautiful as well.    It will be a great time for sure.

So, wish me luck and hopefully I'll be posting an epic tale of speedy running on Monday!  At any rate, I am just super grateful to be able to run again.  Just 3 months ago my podiatrist told me that if my foot didn't improve dramatically he was going to put me in a boot for a month and then we would have to start completely over with rehab.  So to be in this position now is definitely a blessing and I'm thankful that things have progressed as well as they have.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

3 comments:

Trinity said...

Yay, have a blast!!!

hiker mom said...

Good luck and have fun!

Tink said...

Good luck!!!!

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