Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Uh Oh

I may have myself a little problem considering that the Bryce Canyon Half Marathon is coming up in four days. During a hike on Saturday I twisted my right ankle a little bit. It hasn't been excrutiatingly painful, but has been a bit uncomfortable.

I've taken it easy since then and I've been icing it a few times a day. I'd been doing lots of hiking over three days and rode the exercise bike, but hadn't actually run for a week. Then I went out for a five mile run this morning to see how it felt.

Um...not so good. It still feels tight and achy. But my ankle isn't black and blue so I'm determined to kick butt. I'm shooting for under two hours.

This quote makes me happy and thankful for my challenges. They will make the finish line of the St. George Marathon even sweeter:

"Top results are reached only through pain. But eventually you like this pain. You'll find the more difficulties you have on the way, the more you will enjoy your success."
- Juha the Curel Vaatainen

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