Four years ago, I suffered a severe foot injury while training for Ironman Lake Tahoe which left me in a walking boot for 8 weeks, and unable to run for almost 2 years. It has been a slow crawl back to being able to train without pain. Lots of water running, going through lots of Hoka shoes (the only shoes that minimized the arch pain), and only running on soft trails. This past Sunday, I raced my first triathlon since 2013. For me, it was a pure celebration of the body's ability to come back after a debilitating injury. I raced without a Garmin to take the pressure off of myself. My only goal was to enjoy the run, experience gratitude for the steps leading up to this day, and to celebrate my body.
I had a blast. And now, it's time to really hunker down and train. Come June 25th, I'm wearing my Garmin.
If you'd like to register for a USAP event, use my code : JKUSAP at checkout and save 15%. I'd love to see you out on the race course with me!