10 miler - 6/6/11
If I follow through and really get this project done, you may be seeing some strangely random, outdated, out-of-order pictures popping up on this here blog.
I am working on updating my 2011 pictures to the blog (filling in some gaps that I didn't blog) in preparation for slurping my 2011 blog posts to a coffee table book.
Although I doubt my ability to accomplish much on this project for awhile after baby #5 arrives, I'm glad I'm working on this, because this is the only real form of scrapbooking/memory-keeping I do. And I'm already having trouble remembering the details and have to look back at pictures to remember dates and details. I really want to get some of these memories recorded and printed out before too much water passes under the bridge. We shall see.
These are running pix from a 10-mile run the morning of Caiden's Kindergarten FCA graduation. It was part of the tapering process before our first full marathon 9 days later. (We capped our training runs at 20 miles I think - had to look back at running pics to be sure)....then you work your way back down in mileage so that you will be well rested before the marathon. David and I were training together, but for some reason this run was solo.
I remember this as the day my knee really started hurting. I know now that I TOTALLY should have aborted the 10-mile run, gone straight home, iced that baby and taken a few days off. (You live and learn.) It flared up during our marathon in June and was my first experience at a real running injury. Extreemely painful. Not fun. And it put me out of commission for awhile after finishing the marathon with it hurting. During my healing time, I didn't run at all from the marathon (June 11) until my next run in Honolulu in July. My knee healed up nicely and has been good as new. I am now older and wiser. And perhaps less dedicated, which might equal wiser. : )