Ok so I haven't written a post since January and I think it is time for a catch up summary. I did successfully run Boston 2011, with a severe sinus infection just weeks before taking me off of the road. It definitely wasn't my prettiest or fastest year, but it also wasn't my worse. I tried to come back from Boston quickly which I was not successful at and am still struggling to get on a regular training schedule. I have been struggling with an injury all summer and fall. The only issue is no one seems to know what is wrong with me. My leg is either asleep or incredibly painful all of the time. Attempting to be a good patient I took 2 months off of running this summer, instead of improvement my leg got worse. Well so much for that theory...time to get back on the road.
In September I participated in my 5th Reach The Beach Relay in NH with my team "Chasing Tail". As always we had a wonderful time, were faster than last year and learned more about each other than you always need to know. While participating in the race we also participated in a picture taking scavenger hunt that New Balance sponsored. Team Chasing Tail came in 3rd of all of the teams participating, winning us a free entry into Reach The Beach Massachusetts in May!!! I can't wait to have this wonderful 200 mile 24 hour adventure twice in one year!
I am back to my training and have been logging all of my working outs on dailymile.com. Yesterday I went running with a friend for the first time - he's a short distance runner but survived the 4.5 miles with me and kept up a decent pace. I am trying to convince him to do a half marathon - he just laughs at me and say's to keep dreaming.
I am slowly looking for a spring marathon, probably in May or June. And I will hopefully have a solution to my leg by then :)