Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Blast from the Past
I was looking through some photos today as a favor for a friend, and I came across this picture taken just steps before the finish line at the Chicago Marathon 2005. I am using it to commemorate my second run of my comeback this morning (three miles - got to start somewhere!), but I thought it was great because the look on my face says it all. Although this was my second running of this race (which, btw, is the best marathon to run, EVER, in my opinion), I really struggled this time out, as I started having really severe IT band problems around mile nine. MILE 9. That made for a long race. Little did I know that those problems were an early sign of the back-breaking I would later sustain during IM training.
The best part of this photo is the look on my face while everyone else around me is like, "Look at me - I'm finishing the marathon! Yay!" I was like, "I am going to choke a bitch." Although who was bitch I never did find out. Maybe me. But whatever. I was HURTING.
But guess when I didn't hurt? TODAY!!!!!!!
So here's to some more runs/bikes/swims on a health(ier) back.