Saturday, June 30, 2012

Back in the Swing!

Helloooooooooo! I have been back at home a month now! I was warned about how hard it was going to be being back to "regular" life after having been away travelling. To be honest though, I live in such a beautiful place that coming back has been nothing but joyous! The day I got back I went straight to my Sports Medicine Doctor, Dr. Bovard, and he assured me I did not have a stress fracture but rather a tendinitis of my peroneal tendon. That was great news to me as I was hoping to not be sidelined for 6 weeks! The weeks following I enjoyed a variety of activities including Moutain Biking, Hiking, and outdoor climbing and It was almost 2 weeks before I got back into running. I think yesterday was the first day I felt like I wasn't running in Colorado at 10,000ft. Honestly, I had been moving so slow and was feeling very out of breath even on the littlest of climbs. That feeling has passed however and I am starting to feel like my old self again. My runs have not exceeded an hour and am building back up slowly. I decided not to head down to France in August to run UTMB. Eight weeks just isn't enough time to feel ready for this beast of a race. But, on the bright side, I will be doing Transrockies with Shauna Connaughton, one of my best friends and running partners. This should be one hell of a good time. I did this event back in 09' with Peter, also having just come back from an injury, so I know it is manageable. This fall I am heading back to school to become a massage therapist. This decision was many years in the making and I couldn't be more excited. I have talked with handfulls of RMT's and I have yet to meet one who doesn't absolutely love their job. The program is 20 months and from what I hear, it's pretty full on. I am hoping that undergrad in Human Kinetics makes it all a little bit more manageable. The Knee Knacker is next weekend. I plan on starting and hope to finish this year. I have been registered the last 7 years but have only been able to complete the first 3. The last 3 I ended up being sidelined with injuries, so I need to break the curse. I am totally prepared to just head out and have a great time at the back of the pack. See you in the trails! Nic