Thursday, July 5, 2012

Getting There

I feel as though I may be making some progress with this getting back into it "stuff".  We started over on the C25K AGAIN... after two runs I hurt my knee and couldn't run for about 3 weeks.  I was really upset, I wanted to get through most of the training before school stuff started again - but that was not to be!  After several rounds of physical therapy for a minor tear to my chondral tendon I was able to complete Week 2 Day 1 of the program.  I ran 2.5 miles in 30:45.  I feel like some progress is being made, slow as it may be.  My focus must remain on taking it very slow and easy.  I don't want to do any more damage to my knee - nor do I want to irritate my back.  I have to remind myself that I am not entering 5K RACES, but for me 5K RUNS...there is a difference.  My goal will simply be to run the 5K and try to improve a little every time.  October is still a ways out there and I have lots of time left to train...I have only just begun!  We run again today at the gym on the treadmill, then I think we are going to take it to White Rock on Saturday... a very short outdoor run just to begin getting a feeling for it again.  I really do miss the early morning quiet peaceful pace and seeing the beauty of the trail.  I am REALLY looking forward to it!

I also wanted to take this opportunity to share some family fun.  On June 29th we flew out to Garden City, Kansas to surprise my Aunt Pat for her 80th birthday.  I hadn't seen her or a lot of my Kansas family in about 7 years so I was really looking forward to this trip!  Thought I'd share a couple of pictures from the get-together!

This is my beautiful Aunt Pat!  Doesn't look 80 now does she?

We were blessed that all Aunt Pat's living siblings were able to attend the party.  In order from right to left (and in birth order):  Aunt Pat, my Dad, Aunt Barbara, Aunt Helen, and Aunt Almeda.

Sadly we had to return home Sunday afternoon after a wonderful visit with family.  Always hard to say goodbye!

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