First run past half-marathon distance, and the official start of my marathon training for the Big Island Marathon in March.
OK, it’s been a little over six weeks since I crashed at the Bike MS ride. I screwed up at mile 84 of the century and went over the handlebars at about 20 MPH. I didn’t break my collar bone, I shattered it. As you can see from the pictures I now have two plates and about 12 screws holding my collar bone together. I’m still hurting but things are getting better each day. I go in for my follow up on August 26th and hopefully I will get cleared to lift again.
BTW, tomorrow is number 42. Not feeling old yet. This bone break is my first and has been difficult but I keep reminding myself that “this too shall pass”.
That’s the theme of my 2014 fundraising campaign for Bike MS with Team Left Hand. It’s easy! The more I raise, the more I run! You know you want to make me run a marathon after riding a century. What will it take? $10,000 in fundraising to benefit the National MS Society in their fight against a disease that leaves people unable to ride or run. So let’s do it for them, this year WE go the distance!
You can get to my Bike MS Fundraising page here.
Last weekend was my first decent long run since I ran the Space Coast Marathon back in November. My back has been acting wonky so I count 15 miles as a win. I’m really hoping that working with the Trigger Point roller will get me straightened back up sooner than later.
Friday night Kate and I will be on a plane to San Juan PR and a week on running on a cruise ship. All I have to do is survive this week of work. Well, wish me luck.