I think April would best be described as a month of extremes.
Starting with the highest runner’s high after crossing the finish line of AR50.
And ending with some post race blues that were turned into injury sadness and frustration when hearing the words “no running” 3 weeks later.
In between those two extremes, I got be a part of some of my best friends’ big days at Lake Sonoma 50 and SLO Marathon. Both were incredibly inspiring weekends that I am so happy I got to be a part of.
Although AR50 feels like months ago now, I am doing my best to make that high from the finish line overshadow the injury low I am feeling now. Obviously being freshly in the low point makes it hard, but what I am focusing on is that I did get to experience that finish line and have the most incredible race. I am so thankful for that and that this injury showed up after April 7th.
Plus there were even more good things that happened in April I haven’t mention yet!
This month I crossed 1,000 miles for 2012! It was actually at mile 40 of AR50 when I was saying bye to Jojo and picking up Chris as my pacer that I crossed that milestone. I can’t think of a better place to have done it.
April finished up with 113.5 miles, my lowest month in a while, as it should be coming off of a big race.
Who knows what May has in store for me, but I am going to make the most of it, whatever it is. I will definitely get through this and I hope that May ends with me happily running pain free through the hills again.