First, a few things…

A Black Hawk helicopter landed across the street from my office yesterday! There were a bunch of them in Boston for the Congressional Medal of Honor ceremony that took place in the city last night. This morning on the way to the gym I even got to see it take off, very very close up. It was quite windy and dusty, but also pretty cool.


Also has everyone else seen the new Snapchat features? I had a lot of fun with them yesterday, along with the millions of other people around the world. I spared you guys my demon one though, because it honestly frightens me a little bit.

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So now for the running stuff. When I said, “don’t call it a comeback,” I really meant it. I tried running again last night after a Pilates class and about 30 seconds into it I called it quits. Something just didn’t feel right this time. There was more pain than there should have been. Maybe I was just being cautious or maybe I was just a little tight after sitting on the floor in Pilates for so long, but I didn’t want to risk it. I admit I got a little misty-eyed after the fact, but I know I’m going to continue to encounter set backs for a few more weeks now so it’s important to take these things in stride (this is much easier said than done). So when I got home I took another Epsom Salt bath (with string cheese, obviously) and listened to Hungry Runner Girl’s podcast with Runner’s Connect.


It was really great and just what I needed to feel better about things. As she’s said a hundred times, and I’ve mentioned on this blog before too, running will always be there for me when I’m ready to come back to it. And it will. It’s something I constantly need to remind myself right now though.

I also got great advice from my coworker this morning, when I was feeling down about it. She said, “You only get one chance to heal properly. Be patient and let it happen.” She’s absolutely right. As annoying and stressful as this is right now, I want to make sure I’m ready to go and fully recovered for Boston 2016 (I GET TO REGISTER AS A QUALIFIED RUNNER FOR THE FIRST TIME ON MONDAYYYY!) So right now I’m focusing on setting my sights on the long-term and not rushing anything in the meantime. It’s certainly been a lesson in patience.

4 thoughts on “YOU ONLY GET ONE CHANCE

  1. Tina Muir September 17, 2015 / 4:55 pm

    Hehe loved that you listened to it in the bath! That is awesome, and YES! SO true, it WILL always be there for you when you need it 🙂

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  2. Hanna @ TheMillennialNextDoor September 17, 2015 / 7:30 pm

    Hi! Just found your blog. I saw a comment you made on another blog about being from Iowa originally – me too!! I should listen to that HRG podcast. I’m not injured but I’m going through an “off” period and that’s a reminder I really need, too.

    PS, I looked at your race times and I just want to say I am super impressed that in one year’s time you shaved 13 minutes off your half marathon time! Dang girl! You’ll have to let me know your secret!!


    • Annie's On The Run September 17, 2015 / 7:39 pm

      Hanna! Such a small world! I saw on your blog that you live in Milwaukee now too? I went to Marquette! It’s such a great city, I love visiting. Thanks for reaching out and reading!


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