Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Just What I Needed

As my next half marathon is getting closer and closer and I'm not really doing any decent amount of running because of the issues I'm having with my calves/shins, I've been getting more and more panicked about not having a "good" race.  I put good in quotes because the word "good" is relative and can mean different things to different people.  I had one major goal in the back of my mind for this race - a shiny new PR on a super-hilly course.  Now, maybe that wasn't the wisest goal to set, but up until about 2 months ago, my running was going VERY well and I think I might have been able to accomplish that goal.

But then I got hurt and now even my lungs are rebelling thanks to our early spring and some mild asthma.
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I've had to revisit my race goals for Sunday.  My goals now are to have fun running with my friends while enjoying the mountain scenery, finish in one piece, and have a Knoxville Half Marathon medal placed around my neck.  This morning, I opened my email to this post from my friend Ellen at Undercover Runner Eats and I had to share it here. (If you don't already follow her - go do it cuz she's all sorts of awesome.)

This was exactly what I needed to read today. Thank you, Ellen.

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