Making plans

April 18, 2009 at 8:13 am Leave a comment


It’s been a while since I did a Sarahthon post, mainly because it’s been a while since I’ve gone for a run. Or walk.

I started experiencing sciatica within a week of the Shamrock 5K, which made walking and sitting a challenge. Inflammation, compression — it wasn’t pretty. So running has been out of the picture for a few weeks.

It’s a bummer, because I had hoped to run the Hospice 5K this morning. Alas, Pilates alone does not a runner make, and I want to allow my back to fully recover. Sad — it’s a beautiful day for a 5K, and probably the nicest one I would have had all season, before the humidity starts setting in.

Nevertheless, I’m feeling better, getting re-motivated, and am starting to plan out the next few months of runs and races.

The working list:

  1. Civista 5K, LaPlata – May 17
  2. Red Cross Out for Blood 5K, Baltimore – June 13
  3. Injured Marines Semper Fi Fund Leatherneck 5K, Patuxent River – June 20

These are either local races (nos. 1 & 3) or ones I’ve run before and enjoyed immensely (no. 2).

As a matter of fact, you’ll be glad to know that I’m already signed up for the Leatherneck 5K. I’m excited about this one because the course is where I normally train on the road, so it’s one with which I’m intimately familiar: a flat, easy course, which should be nice one week after Out for Blood (hilly as all get-out) and a few days before I get on a plane. Although there is the potential for strong wind coming off of the Chesapeake Bay, one very long, straight bridge, and a sixty-five percent chance of stray golf balls. It should be fun!

Nevertheless, with my master’s program coming to an end — it’s safe to say I’m in the final stretch now and gearing up for the sprint to the finish! — I’m hopeful that I’ll be back on track just in time to start marathon training (again) in July.

In the meantime, I’ll be in the kitchen baking banana bread.


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