I’ve run lots of races in my life and one thing I can say for certain is that you never know what to expect.
It’s great to learn from past experience, but each race is a new puzzle for the runner to solve.
I signed up for the Iron Mom Half Marathon in Paducah, Kentucky, shortly after running my last full marathon in Washington State. I knew I’d need a goal once I got back home. Some source of inspiration to keep me training in the heat.
I recovered very quickly from the North Olympic Discovery Marathon and all was going well. Until I threw my back out while picking up my eight month old son (who is 25 pounds). I started taking it easy hoping the pain would disappear. That didn’t work. Continue Reading →