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Running to the finish line


I ran my first marathon this past January.  While training for it, I said I would never train again for another big race.  It was so hard, all the miles, cold nights, snow and rain.  But, it was also the stress fractures, and pains that made running difficult.  During my race, I had the worst pain in my rear, from what I now believe is piriformis syndrome.  This is so bad, today I can barely run a mile without my butt in pain.  So, I basically stopped running since that wonderful cold race day in January.

I’ve also started to realize that I really miss running.  I miss having that goal to train for.  I have determined, I am going to do something.  I am going to start somewhere.  I am going to make a point to start training again.  I am going to start slow, and build up.  I am going to work really hard on getting rid of that pain in my rear.  So, starting next week I am going to begin a training program.  I am going to begin entering 5k races to start small. But, my goal is to work up to another 1/2 and full marathon.  I already have a goal in mind, but want to see if I can fix my problem area before I commit to the date I have in mind.  I do know that with my running, I will be adding in regular yoga.  During my training, I realized the importance of stretching, and yoga always hits the spot.

So, in my quest for myself, I realized I need a goal.  Something to push and challenge me.  Something to aim for and keep me focused.

I’d love for you to join.  In one of my next few posts I am going to come up with a training plan.  Something simple and easy to follow.  I will give you the Couch to 5k plan.   This is basically 9 weeks to go from I never ran to running your first 5k.    I will probably also post a training plan for running a 1/2 marathon.  I will follow a program similar to the one in Runner’s World which is a 10 week training plan to get to a 1/2 marathon.  So, if you never ran before, or if you want to take it to the next level, I’d love for you to train and follow me.  Let’s go for it.  Let’s find a plan, let’s find a race that will be at the end of our 10 weeks of training and let’s go for it.  I’ll also post some training information on nutrition, cloths…. that I know is important to go along with our training.

If you are ready to take a challenge and push yourself to a new level, then join me as we work to crossing the finish line together.

Together we are stronger.


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