I mentioned a few weeks ago that I’ve been having trouble with my right shin. It has sucked. It’s derailed my hopes for a great finish at my next race … and it really has hurt! With this shin thing lingering as long as it has, my plan has been to run my race and then go get an x-ray to confirm exactly want I am dealing with. Yes, I realize I should do that before my race, but it isn’t happening. I’m not missing this race for anything. And a doctor might have other plans for me. Which is a totally horrible example to set for others and I wound NEVER recommend it. But I’ve learned to read my body pretty well after all these years and at this stage of healing process I know that I can finish the race without damaging myself further.
That all being said, I ran pain-free today. My last 10-miler before the race and my shin actually felt pretty good. The last 3 miles went particularly well. Not fast, just not terrible, HA! The whole experience left me with that fire in my soul again. It’s like an awakening and it happens during a good run. And it breaths hope back into my dreams.
Well, I hope you all have a day where you get a runner’s high!!!