Tuesday, November 30, 2010

On The Road Again!!!

Guess who just go cleared to start running again??!?!?!??!?


Yay! Yay! Yay!

I am soooo super excited about this.  I haven't run since July 17... not that I'm keeping track or anything...

So, even though my BettyWhite Hips casued me to miss all my goals for this year, I feel hopeful that I can get back to running again.  I am going to take it super easy.  Super slow.  Like, the-tortise-will-beat-me-and-not-cause-i-fell-asleep, slow.  And I'm so exited.  I want to take the rest of the day off from work and start NOW!  like, right now...  but I won't.  I'll keep you updated on my plans and progress.

I'm just so excited right now.  I did a happy dance in the doctor's office when he told me.  Seriously.

Join me in doing a happy dance today, perhaps to the Pointer Sister's song "I'm so excited"

Big smiles.

Friday, November 19, 2010

A New Start

I started this blog last year on another server and under a different name: Missy's Quest for MCM Glory.

I am hopeful that this new format will allow me to share pictures, videos and my thoughts more easily and provide a forum for me to share my stories of running and training as well as any day-to-day things. 

I'll start this post out by saying that 2010 has not been a great year for me, physically.  I had high hopes to finish lots of races, and I was training really strong for the 2010 Marine Corps Marathon (or, so I thought) until mid-July when I suffered a stress fracture in my hip.  That led to 8 weeks on crutches, no physical activity AT ALL, several pity meals, and 15 extra pounds.  I can't wait for 2010 to end.  There, I said it.

I've already embraced the Christmas music and perhaps I will throw caution to the wind and deck the halls of my house this weekend. 

Seriously, can 2010 just end already so I can get on with rebooting my plans for 2011?

Hey Missy, would you like some CHEESE with your WHINE??!??!!??
(yes, please!  do you have any stilton????)

Since I do try to look on the bright side, not being able to run in my favorite races this year left me with lots of time and energy to devote to cheering for the folks that were out there running.  Here's a shot I took at this year's Army Ten Miler

I will not feel sorry for myself anymore.  The pity party is over.  Here's your casserole dish; thanks for coming, now go home.

So, onward to the new challenges and enjoying the fact that, while it may not always be exactly what I want or the way I want, I CAN do things.