Saturday, July 30, 2011

Hiking Finally

Well, the surgery is probably the key to get this collarbone to heal.  But it sure has been horribly and debilitatingly painful!  But I finally got out and hiked the Twin Peaks trail yesterday.  It felt good.  Not much chance of running but at least I was able to hike at a reasonable rate of speed.  I had to keep my arm in the sling of course.  I don't know if I am going to be able to run enough to do the Big Wild Life Marathon, but I still plan to try it.

The view of Eklutna Lake was gorgeous as usual.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Getting Fixed!

I'm off to the hospital this morning to get my collarbone surgically repaired.  I hope this means one day soon I will be healed and can return to my training. I miss running so much!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hatcher Pass Marathon

I did it! Slowest marathon ever, and seemed like the toughest because it really is straight up a mountain with a 4000 foot elevation gain, without the luxury of turning around and running straight down the same way. 25 miles up and then just one quick mile down to the finish. It took me 8 hours but that was because I was handicapped ith broken ribs and my arm in a sling because of my broken collarbone that is not healing. Surgery next week! So it was partly a walk and partly a run. I can tell that I am still in quite a weakened state from my injuries plus I have not been training for about a month. But I just wanted to do it, and I did. I believe that was marathon number14.

I don't know if I can do the Anchorage Big Wild Life Marathon on August 21 because I am not sure how I will feel after the surgery. Before another marathon I really want to get in some good training. I will see how quickly I heal.

At the finish at Hatcher Pass.