After dealing with setbacks on my speed and mileage due to my plantar fasciitis injury, I finally feel ready for my half marathon this Sunday. My foot was a little inflamed after 12 miles in the rain, dodging puddles, but is better this week.
I kept most of my weekly runs short last week, with one 6 miler and the rest under 4. On Wednesday, for National Running Day, we had a group social run. That was fun because I got to run with some new faces.
On Saturday it was warm and humid. Even starting at 7 am is starting to feel too late. Our group starts and finishes at a park with a pool, and it’s too bad it’s not open that early because it is certainly inviting after a sweaty long run.
My 10 miler gave me enough feedback to know I’m probably not in sub-2:00 range yet, with the heat.
This morning I ran a 6 mile progression run. My fastest mile is just over what I was running half marathons at last fall.
But I am continually reminding myself of what’s important.
I can run.
I am also running for Medals of Honor and will be donating my medal to the family of a fallen military serviceman.
As the wife of a Navy veteran, I want to do whatever I can to help our military, families, and others who have served.
That’s what is keeping me from getting frustrated with my progress.
So on Sunday, I will do my best, but ultimately I am not running for myself.