It was one year ago today that I started this blog, to document my return to running after being unable to for several years due to chronic injuries. Man, what a fast year!
I actually started running again in January of last year, but didn't decide to blog about it until April. I think I held off because I didn't expect the running would "stick", since I've had to bail on previous comeback attempts. As you can see, I'm still happily running; training for a marathon, putting in more mileage than I ever have, and somehow keeping the injuries at bay. I've learned a LOT from reading blogs of other fellow runners, as well as from other runners in person. Even though I wasn't a true running rookie when I started again last year, I approached running as if I was. I really became a student of it - proper base building, proper form, correct shoes, injury prevention, diet, heart rate training, etc. I'm convinced that this approach and mindset has kept me running consistently for a year and 4 months now.
I have no intention of ever quitting. In fact, I plan on setting PR's in just about every distance (okay, maybe not the mile), and giving ultras a shot eventually, too.
Thanks for following my journey. I can't tell you how much I've appreciated your comments, suggestions and encouragement this past year!