Sunday, October 23, 2016

Mental Toughness for MCM 10K

The MCM 10K is in one week. I've been trying to decide whether my toe is up for the challenge.

Over the past few weeks, I've had several "successful" runs. Successful being defined as no toe pain, and far enough distances to convince me I can handle a 10K.

Can I handle it physically? Yes. 

Can I handle it mentally? That's harder, but I'm ready to do it.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

What a Long Strange Trip

Actually it hasn't been that long...and it's been more surreal than strange.

I look back over the past three years and I ask myself...well, how did I get here?

Sunday, September 25, 2016

I Ran! Will I Race?

These past months have been challenging as I've tried to figure out how to manage hallux rigidus, and whether I can still run.

I've now had my third version of orthotics for almost two weeks, and I'm cautiously optimistic that the third time may be the charm.

I successfully ran two miles in them yesterday, after 7 weeks of not being able to run at all. So what does this mean for my fall race hopes?