I've been so preoccupied with this whole knee thing that I forgot to do my monthly wrap up for September!
September was definitely a month of ups and downs. Personal distance records and personal best race times were the highlights. I'm still in awe that I shaved almost 9 minutes of my previous best half marathon time.
But then after months of injury-free running I had two pop up in the space of a week. First my left quad started acting up and as soon as that healed my right knee rebelled.
Which means that during my marathon taper I ran much less than my training plan called for and I finished the month with a total of 91 miles.
I hesitate to say that September was a bad month. I did get some good running in and thankfully the injuries stayed away long enough for me to do the key training runs.
I remember when I finished my first 5K I was chatting with another woman from my beginning women's running group and we were tossing around the idea of being crazy and doing a half marathon! But a marathon, we said, there's no way we'd do that.
I know, right?
If anything, September made me a stronger person and made me realize what I can do in terms of running. Ups and downs are part of life and part of running. The down times make you appreciate the up times. So no matter how the marathon turns out, I will be proud to say I did something I originally never thought I would or could. And that I finally got my half marathon time under 2:10 :-)