In the last 2 months I have been running way less than ever before. It has been a mix of sickness, pain from my ongoing issues and a new trail injury to my knee. Even with less running I was able to complete my third half marathon in May. I guess that's where I'll start.
I ran the Rocky Mountain Soap Co. Women's Half Marathon on May 12th. I knew this was going to be a tough race and wanted to make sure I didn't take it too seriously. I ran in a Glamrunner tutu to make it more fun and keep my attitude fun and playful.
2 weeks after the half I went to visit my parents in Sundre with my kids. We had a great time. I found a sweet trail to run right in town and I was excited to run on trails all week instead of the road. Unfortunately on my first run I was foggy from being glutened and I tripped and fell. I fell so hard I bounced off the river rocks. I hit my knee hard!
I seriously considered going to have my knee x-rayed it was all bumped out weirdly. The photos really didn't catch how bad it was. I could barely walk and couldn't do stairs at all. I was pretty worried that I wouldn't be able to run my next race at all. As of Friday my knee was still hurting and running just hurt too much. Today it feels better and I am going to try a run tonight if my lungs cooperate. If I still can't run I am going to make an appointment with my sports med dr. My next race is the Millarville Half on June 16th.
There are so many other things to tell you that I will have to write another post right away.
--- Kyle and I ran the trails in Sundre again and came in-between 2 young moose calves. Scary!!!
--- The 4 oldest kids all ran their first race, 2 wore vibrams and 2 went barefoot
--- more updates on how living gluten free is going, including the part where I was glutened at a restaurant when they place a noodle under my veggies just because.
Things have been exciting and boring around here. Lots of days of doing the same things mixed with moments of chaos and fun.
Thanks for reading if you're still here. It feels great to be blogging again. I have to give a shout out to my lovely daughter for entertaining the babies and younger kids so that I could write this. Thank Rebekah you are a rock star!!
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