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Indianapolis Monumental Marathon 5K Race Recap 2017

My Indianapolis Monumental Marathon 5K Race Recap for 2017

Monumental 5K 2017 race recap

 

You might remember that last year when I ran the Monumental Marathon 5K in Indy, it was because I had to forego the half marathon I had signed up for due to knee problems.  

This year, before I headed out to Indianapolis (only about a 40 minute drive from my house), I told my husband how great it was not to be worrying about all the things I normally would if I were heading out to run a half marathon.

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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 Month in Indiana Still Has Me Running My Race

A year and a half later, I’m still running my race.

still running my race

My word for 2016 was run.  Hebrews 12:1 says “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you probably know that I’m a runner.  Cardio is my thing.  I lift and do yoga, because I know those things are beneficial for me, but given my preferences, I’d just do cardio.  I’ve been a runner for a long time.  I’ve completed over a dozen full marathons and 60 half marathons and too many 5Ks and 10Ks to count.

But races aren’t what this blog is about.  It’s about running my race in life.  This blog is a reminder to  keep my eyes on my own paper.  It’s about staying in my lane.  

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