Another Monday, and another Medal for 2019! I don’t really display medals anywhere anymore; I had these three medals sitting on my lowboy and noticed that they each represented a nearly doubling of mileage, from 13.1 to 26.2, to 53.5 over the course of 4 weeks - wow! I couldn’t have planned to do something like that without stressing myself out - instead I just wandered into each opportunity for the experience. But to think that I was even able to run for 12 hours at the #JackpotUltra this past Saturday after not being able to run at all after the #Pasadenahalfmarathon - I’m really grateful that I got good advice, great care, great support from my husband, kids, and friends, and that I (finally) took my rehab seriously. Guess I gotta keep up with the cross training - I might need to hang these three medals as a reminder. Hope everyone else who ran this past weekend met your goals and enjoyed your journeys!
[Also, I’ve never ever referred to myself as an ultrarunner even though I’ve run a 6-hour and 3 12-hour races, but I feel like now it’s fair to include ultrarunning as part of my identity - a small part, but there nonetheless 🏃🏽♀️] ____________________________
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