One thing I have been MAJORLY missing lately is running. On August 4th I suffered a stress fracture in my right tibia, which I am blaming on being sold a pair of running shoes that way OVER corrected my feet, and have consequently been finding myself staring out the window longingly at runners without being able to tie up my shoes. It has been pretty sad, especially since I had just gotten BACK into running for the first time since college, and had fallen back in love with the sport in a HUGE way. :( Anyways, my tibia is finally starting to heal, but I have still felt lingering pain every time I have tried to run in the past few weeks. There were at least 5 races I had hoped to run this fall that are one by one passing by on the calendar with me still bumming around the house, but the one race that REALLY matters, the Disney Princess Half-Marathon, aka my escape from Chicago winter in February, opportunity to run through Cinderella's Castle, first big-girl race, and basically dream come true, is still pretty far ahead of me.
|My Pain-Free and Fabulous Tibia :)|
A few weeks ago, some of the bloggers I follow celebrated Love My Body week. Today, my motto on my run was, "I love my body enough that I will LISTEN to my tibia, RESPECT my pain, and NOT PUSH IT!" I ran a pathetically slow mile and a half following 30 second/60 second run/walk intervals, and survived with NO PAIN. Wonderful. :) Not quite ready for Disney yet, but it's a baby step. And that's what it's all about, right?
In other news, I met a friend today to talk to her about Girls on the Run. She started a site at her school last year, and absolutely has loved being involved with the organization and coaching the program. I am super excited about the prospect of starting a site at my school possibly next year (you know, assuming I still have a job!). For now, though, I am going to do some volunteer work with the organization and help coach at another school. More on that to come!!