It’s that time of year again when I ask for your good thoughts. Monday (Memorial Day) is the Bolder Boulder 10k, the race I’ve been training for the past five months. I’ve set a time goal that I believe will place me in the top fifteen of my age group. I’ve trained hard and have high hopes.
This past Monday I was running out on the trails when I tripped on a rock and fell down hard. I slid on my stomach, arms stretched out before me (like Superman, except not in the air and without a cape). Torn skin, embedded rocks, and dirt in my mouth. Jammed muscles.
The good news:
- for the first fall ever, I didn’t tear up my knees!
- I was able to rest for several days
- I had a great massage yesterday
The not-so-good news:
- Zippy came home early yesterday with flu symptoms
- I woke up this morning with an upset stomach
My plan is to lay low and keep quiet. Read and nap. Think healthy thoughts.
My wave starts at 7:09 a.m. (Rocky Mountain Time) on Monday and I hope to cross the finish line a few minutes before 8:00. If you can, I’d very much appreciate good thoughts. Last year as I ran the race I felt the encouragement and support from my friends here in LJ-Land, and I didn’t give up. It meant so much during that nasty third mile to know I had good vibrations aimed my way; those vibes buoyed me.
It feels a bit tacky being absent the past week and then coming to you for a favor. But here I am. Call me Tackyworld.
I wish all a wonderful holiday weekend filled with sunshine, laughter, and rock-free trails!