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Weekly summary 05.17.2020 … and we’re back

Hi Everyone,

So… it’s been a bit. I didn’t post anything last week, but I have gotten my self all put back together, so here I am.

Put back together?!? What broke apart? Truth be told, I did just a little bit. It came time to write my weekly review, and to be honest, I didn’t want to. I didn’t want to talk about how few kilometer’s I had run, how much my knee hurt, and how friggin uninspired and unmotivated I felt. I didn’t want to put it in to words that all of this (big hand sweeping gesture at the world and COVID-19) had gotten me down. But it did, and it took me a minute to get myself gathered back together. Now here I am.

I think we all have times like that, and I think it’s pretty normal to want to hide away from it. Especially in todays “post only the good stuff and look like a Rockstar” society. We really don’t want to put our failures or short comings out there. But failures a part of life, and shortcomings make us human. Big secret, I am human and I am flawed. So, I am back, flaws and all. And you know what, even though shit kinda sucks a bit right now, I’m still pretty excited about some things, and I’m going to try focusing on that for a while.

Last week was another light week. I ran 33.6K in 3h 31m. I’m still working on fixing up my knee. It’s coming along.

I did virtual physio two weeks ago and it was really cool! I had a video chat with Jared from Defy Sports Performance and Physiotherapy. We talked about my injury and he had me go through a series of motions and exercises to pin point the issue. I have to say, I love professionals that know cool stuff, and that is Jared. Not only was he able to identify the issue, he took the time to explain everything to me so I would understand. Later that night I got an email with exercises and stretches for me to do to work on the issue, and each movement came with a video to make sure I understood, that was great! So I have spent the last couple weeks doing my exercises and stretches and my knee is starting to feel better.

I am going to run 80 K on Saturday. It would have been Sulphur Springs 50 miler, so, I am going to do the distance. There is a very real chance I will walk a large part of it and it may take me a very long time, but I am still going to try! There is also a very real chance I may have to call my husband to come get me because I cannot finish, but again, I am still going to try. Wish me luck!

Keep Trying!

Be safe, be well, be kind.

Xo Angela