April consisted of resting a little. May was pretty uneventful too except for the Team Beef Retreat down in Conroe. That was so much fun. If you have ever thought about becoming a member of the Beef Team Athletes, you totally should. Lots of great friends and support!
|These 2 getting me in trouble at the Beef Retreat.|
June was a month of watching Stuart race as he geared up for cross country season.
|Look who placed at his 5k!|
July found me running a 25k in Fort Worth starting at 10pm because Jackie thought that would be fun and a few weeks later at Estes Park on a weeklong church youth group camp that was life changing.
|Hell's Half Acre 25k -- hell definitely is an appropriate word choice|
|Estes Park Youth Camp #sofun|
August we were in Colorado again for family vacation before school officially started!
|My FIL lives so close I could run to Garden of the Gods!|
|Seven Falls with the family!|
This fall we have just been busy juggling basketball schedules, Chase's work, Mavs games ( since Chase became a Ball Kid), and a trip to DC for the Marine Corps Marathon.
Marine Corps was one of the coolest races ever. I totally want to go back and run that one again. I wasn't in the right mindset this year when I did it. With the sudden passing of my aunt and time spent at the hospital with her the week before, I just wasn't mentally all there. I would love to go back and run it and truly enjoy it for all the awesomeness that it is, but 2018 was not the year to do that.
|Marine Corps Marathon -- Finished..Thank goodness!|
I came back from Marine Corps and immediately wound up in the ortho's office because my foot, which had been nagging me for about 2 months after long runs, killed me the last 4 miles of the race. I was diagnosed with a stress fracture in my left foot. It sucks...I've been 53 days with no running but have been able to do Camp Gladiator in a very modified way. At least I have that!
I have thought about making some fitness goals for 2019 - but I think my main goal is to just enjoy working out and appreciating the fact that I can. The last two years I have been through a couple of set backs with knee surgery and a stress fracture, so in 2019 I vow to listen to my body and just enjoy the run and the fact that I can.