Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Finally Smashed... kinda

Back on the first of August, I became aware of the fact that I was very close to reaching my yearly mileage goal. At that point, I was overcome with excitement.

The very next day, I began to have significant pain in my right ankle, and I would later learn that I had to take some time off with my feet up. What's more, I was having some other health issues, and a second doctor forced me off my feet. I was devastated. And I felt like a failure.

Reaching my goal was so close I could almost taste it, and there I was being forced onto the couch and not able to finish what I had started. But Drs orders are Drs orders. And I didn't want to play around with the possibilities of how long I would be sidelined if I didn't follow their orders.

So I followed their orders, and I sat on the couch. A lot. My brain and body felt like they were turning into mush. Just when I felt I couldn't take anymore laying around, it seemed like the 2 weeks was over, and I got back out there.

And I am proud to say that I am proud of myself.

As of this past Monday night, I have met my goal. I didn't pass it by a lot, but I reached it.

The goal was 312 miles in 2013.

I am currently logged at 313.8 miles for the year!

I did it.

And somewhere along the line, with the help of My Fitness Pal, I managed to also lose almost 8 lbs in 3 weeks. I am shocked.

As a final side note on today's post: last week I chose to leave the I Run 4 Group and stop running for little Donnie. While being laid up, I felt as if I was short changing Donnie, and I felt like he and his family deserved better. In the end, this is probably better for me as well. I need to make sure that I am running for myself for awhile.... at least until I get back on my feet.


  1. Yay!!!!!! I'm so happy to hear that the 2 weeks passed quickly and you are back at it. Remember to take it slow. This perks me up a bit since I'm in the same position as you were two weeks ago and unhappy to be sidelined. I hope it passes as quickly for me and I can get back out there!

    1. I'm not entirely back at it... I am still in some pain, but hoping for some new shoes that might help. and yes, trying to take it slow. easier said than done though. thanks for your support!

  2. Congrats on hitting your goal!!! And the weightloss is just a fabulous bonus!!!

  3. Great job following drs orders (that can be sooooo hard!) and letting things heal AND hitting your goal and losing weight. That is impressive! I hope you continue to get better with both your foot and heart issues! Take care of yourself and keep us posted.

  4. I hate Dr. orders, but they do know what they are doing. In the long run your will be able to run more. Way to go on your goal! Keep running, what is your new end of year goal? 400?

    1. I was actually hoping for 1K (off the record). But with this pesky injury, I am not sure that is going to happen. maybe 400 is a better goal?