Updates: I’m a bad blogger

I know it’s been over 2 months since I last posted! My goal for this coming August is to be better about it, updates about my training, races, more food posts etc. So I thought I would start off again by posting a update on what’s been going on!

IMG_0593At the end of May I ran Boston’s Run to Remember half marathon. The first one that I have run in YEARS. Seriously. I think I ran my first one in November 2013, and then switched from running to bikini competition (Honestly: big mistake). The race definitely didn’t go as planned, about three weeks before that my plantar faciitis flared up again and my physical therapist said if I wanted to run the race I had to not run up until that day. I’m glad I did rest my foot because for the first 9 miles I felt GREAT! I mean, I was running fast, my legs felt good, my breathing was just right. And then mile 9 hit and my foot got the best of me. I started landing on it funny which made my knee hurt and I lost my stride. I ended the last 4 miles with a mix of a walking and running and limping. I ended up finished in 2:16. Not the 2 hour time that I wanted to achieve, but can’t fight an injury. (But I look so happy in my picture!)

 

Last month, I did a the BAA 10k here in Boston and it poured. I mean I was drenched before we even started. It was still fun….but may I ask WHY do races say that the course is “fairly flat” yet there is a ginormous hill up and back? I mean I was prepared for it because I know the area really well since that’s where I run every weekend, but for someone that doesn’t know Boston that well, they are not prepared for those BU hills!!! I finished that race in an hour, foot still feeling a little funky, but a lot LESS pain!
Then one morning I woke up and my foot felt better. I don’t know why or how but it did! I’m slowly building up my mileage again (I did 5 miles last weekend!) but the plan for the year is two sprint distance triathlons and one more half and maybe just a 5k for fun. I’m going pretty broke doing all these races, but I must admit I’m having so much fun training for them! I look forward to my work outs, I’m eating more than ever before and I’m still leaning out.

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Up next is my first triathlon next weekend! I’m super exited and also super nervous about the open water. I’ve done two open water swims and even though I know I can swim over a mile in the pool, my anxiety gets the best of me and I start to freak out. I just need to get out of my head and do it! If you don’t get an update next week, I drowned 🙂

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