UPCOMING EVENTS for 2016: Puerto Rico Marathon (March), Virginia/Pennsylvania Marathon Double (April), Cedro Peak Ultra 45k (April), Quicksilver 50k (May) NUT 50k (June) Lake Tahoe Trail 50K (July), Cloudsplitter 55K (October)

It's never too late to be what you might have been. --George Eliot

Athena is the Goddess of wisdom and war. In 2005, I declared war on my own bad tendencies: sloth, being fat, compacency, and being too old for adventure. This is the story of how I went from being someone who never stood when she could sit, to being an ultrarunner, marathoner, and triathlete. Along the way I've cried, laughed, fallen, gotten up, lost, won, hallucinated, been dehydrated, DNF'ed, and been DFL.
I also swear. Alot.
"You're never too old to be what you might have been" --George Eliot

Saturday, February 28, 2009

In which I complete a tiny, tentative run.

My workout plan: run until I can't breath any more, then walk until I can. Rinse. Repeat.

My lungs were burning.

I thought I would throw up.

But I ran most of it. Oh yes, I did.

I felt my IT Band a bit towards the end, when I was running downhill. Then it was dark, and so I stopped, and walked home.

Then I did the burny stretch that my physical therapist showed me, felt better.

I ran, actually ran, at a faster pace than I did a few days ago.

I'm back. I can run.

[okay, with conviction, now...]




  1. Awesome!

    I love a "techy" chick!

  2. YEAH!!!! That's great!!! I know that feeling!!

  3. Great job Misty! Gotta start somewhere..

  4. YOU'RE BACK! AND YOU CAN RUN! Yay! What a great day!

  5. Gosh, I thought the graph said 24 miles. I had to blow it up for these old eyes to see the decimal point. Your running sounds like my running. Specially when it comes to those long runs. Glad to hear the run is on.

    I bet it was warmer than that bike ride too. :)

  6. You go girl.

    Just wondering if anybody here has tried the trigger point technology for IT Band pain? I haven't but have heard it's great!?

  7. congrats on the run and getting back out there!

  8. You're baaaaack! :)

    And LOVE the puffer fish in the previous blog - exactly how I feel the day after my carb binges (like tonight's)

    So are you all loving the new house?

  9. What stretch are you doing for your IT Band? Mine are hit or miss, and I've yet to find a really great stretch from them...

  10. Congrats on being back! The success of running after a break is pretty sweet.


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