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The Road to My Final Indy Mini – A Race Recap

I toed the line for my final Indy Mini on Saturday May 6, 2017.  

my final indy mini

The journey to that final start line has been frustrating and painful.   

It all started nearly a year ago when I experienced some pain in my knee.  I had run 3 half marathons in 2 months, while not totally unusual for me, it was a lot of running, so I figured I just needed a bit of a break.  I focused more on biking over the summer.

But the knee just didn’t get better.  In fact, it seemed to get worse.

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Race Recap: 2016 Santa Hustle Indy 5K

Even though this is my 2016 Santa Hustle race recap with a race date of December 18, 2016, the full recap had a beginning back in the summer.

2016 Santa Hustle

If you’ve visited here before, you may have seen mention of my knee arthritis diagnosis.  The problems started after my Chicago half marathon the end of May.  It threw my whole running world into a spin.  What started as a little pain that I thought was just overuse and needed to rest became a diagnosis (after 2 doctor opinions and x-rays and MRI) that I have arthritis in both knees.  It just happened to be exhibiting in one knee.

Prognosis:  Arthritis.  Bad knees.  Learn to manage it.  Which has meant drastically reducing my running mileage and also changing some race plans.

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5K Race Recap: It Wasn’t the Distance I Signed Up For

Monumental 5K Race Recap

Oh the difference a year can make.

Last year at this time I was sharing my Monumental Half Marathon recap.  I struggled with my finish time and questioned why I couldn’t get under 2 hours like I was used to when running my half marathons.  Fast forward to the spring 2016, and I ran 3 more half marathons.  You can go back and read about the Hoosier Half, the Indy Mini, and the Chicago Half.  And then my running came to an abrupt halt.  

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