It’s been 25 days since my last run

Not that I’m counting or anything.  Let’s start with the hip update.  Physical therapy is going well, but I’ve had a bit of a set-back.  Nothing major (I don’t think).  I scheduled an early morning appointment last Friday (7:00 a.m. on my day off – ughh) so that I could get some Christmas shopping done afterwards.  Steven and I headed to downtown Annapolis and did some shopping and then continued our shopping at the mall.  By the time we were at the mall, I started getting very frustrated because my walk was most definitely slowing down (anyone who knows me that I like to walk fast and with purpose) and I was experiencing a bit more pain than usual.  Very frustrating.  I was happy to get some shopping done, but I have been paying for it ever since.  I’m not back to square one by ANY means, but I did regress a bit.  I had a PT appointment tonight and I have another one Friday morning.  I hope to be back where I was by the weekend.  I have a company Christmas party to attend Friday night so I’m a little worried I will over-do it again, but I’m going to try not to.  With free food, free booze, and fun co-workers, you just never know what’s going to happen though.

I thought it would be fun to reflect on each of my races from 2015 and try to summarize each race in one sentence:

DC Rock N Roll Half Marathon:  Miserably cold and rainy, but surrounded by family and friends who were equally miserable.

Shamrock Half Marathon:  Scenic finish line and a fun family weekend.

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Run for Hospice: Another family event that we ran in honor of Bubbies & Poppy Bud!

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Pax River Earth Day 5k: Lunchtime solo race on base and an unofficial 5k PR.

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GW Classic Parkway 10-Miler: Stunning course that I’d love to race again.

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Leatherneck 5K: Lots of wonderful raffle prizes and another beautiful course, even if the shirt has a misspelling ;o)

Frederick Running Festival 5k: Twilight run where Sam and I crushed a super steep hill

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Frederick Running Festival Half Marathon: Downtown Frederick is a beautiful place to run, but those last 3 miles were TOUGH!

Superhero Half Marathon: Fun anniversary getaway and fun to dress up as a superhero, but humidity made this race miserable.

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Burst of Color 5k: Yellow cornstarch in the face!

Crawlin Crab 5k: Seriously fun 5k with the bestie.

Crawlin Crab Half Marathon: Fantastic race weekend and a race I’d love to run again.

Marine Corps Marathon 10k: Crowded and boring course, but loved the marines ;o)

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10k across the Bay: Fun course, but crowded post-race party.

Richmond Half Marathon: Beautiful town and nice race, but unfortunately my memory will always be tainted by my injury.

There you have it.  2015 was a year full of fun races and lots of fun training runs.  I can’t wait to get back out there!  Stay tuned for my 2016 plan 🙂

QOTD:  What has been your favorite race this year and why? 

One thought on “It’s been 25 days since my last run

  1. I have a couple favorites, Run for Hospice simply because it was my first real race. I actually proved to myself I could do more then walk it.(and I came in third) The 10k Across the Bay was next, I’ve walked it before but never dreamed I would run it.

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