After my physical therapy was over and I got a few long runs under my belt, I decided to train for a 5K. Based on the training schedule, I found a nearby 5K being run on Saturday, The Midvale Kiwanis 5K. I had hoped to meet one of my goals of the year by running this under 30 minutes. I was able to get the proper mileage and training in, but my speed wasn’t coming along so I didn’t have much hope in making my goal. To top it off, I haven’t been feeling good for over a week now and I was really dragging on my taper before the race. I just made up my mind to not push to hard and make myself feel even worse, but would go and just try to run a steady race. I was not only not disappointed, but ended up being happy with the results.
Even though I didn’t hit my personal goal, I came close at 31:30. I also came in 22nd out of 106 runners who showed up in the wet, cold and snowy run. And I came in third in my age group. Great progress considering I had to start over because of injuries at the first of the year.
Keep up the great work everyone. You all continue to inspire me as I hear and read about what you are doing! Hang in there and I will too!