A few weeks ago when I was planning my blog schedule, I thought it would be fun to write a recap of my first time running the 2018 Indy Mini 5K instead of the half marathon.
I’ve written a few race recaps since I started blogging back in 2015.
It was in 2016 when I started having knee problems. What I thought might have been a torn meniscus (although probably was at one time) ended up being worse than that…..arthritis. And not just any arthritis but pretty bad, no cartilage left in the knees and little bone spurs, etc, etc. All for the doctor to say that I have bad knees and I just need to learn to manage them (whatever that really means!).
Race recap, Running
Indy Mini, mindset, race recap, running
I toed the line for my final Indy Mini on Saturday May 6, 2017.
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.
Race recap, Running
goals, half marathon, Indy Mini, mindset
A year and a half later, I’m 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.
half marathon, healthy living, Indy Mini, lifestyle, scripture