Now, I know the title of this post seems to have nothing to do with knitting and that you’re probably confused.
Truth? This post has very little to do with knitting except that knitting is like running in that every little bit counts.
As some of you know, I’ve been training for my first half marathon, the Denver Rock n Roll Half Marathonthat’s happening next Saturday, September 22. I’ve been struggling with training for this race for a few reasons. Mentally, I want to do it, I want to cross that finish line and I know my muscles can handle it. Physically, thus far in the training process, I’ve been dealing with a *ton* of knee pain in my left knee, the joint pain stops me long before my muscles are tired.
I’m not going to bore you with the details, but I’m working with a Physical Therapist on fixing the pain and yesterday was my long run for the week. Not only was I able to complete more than 10 miles, I did it with what I think most runners would consider “normal” amounts of pain!
I’m so stoked and much MUCH more confident in my abilities to cross that finish line next week. Where I was feeling like throwing in the towel and giving up last week, now I feel like I can do anything (that involves my sneakers hitting the ground)!
What accomplishments have you achieved lately?