Monday, July 22, 2013

Not the Start I Had Planned

I have been toying around with the idea of starting a blog for a while. What has usually prevented me from starting one is the fear of not being a good blogger, i.e. poor writing ability, nothing interesting, too long between posts, etc. Well anyways, I figured since I love reading blogs, I might as well start one and see where it goes. So I hope you are a forgiving reader. :)

I had originally planned on starting this blog about my preparation and training for the Xterra Snow Valley 10k Trail Run this weekend on the 28th. I had been training for months and my running had never been better. So of course I was really excited about this race and completely obliterating my last year's time. Sadly, it was not to be. Last week I contracted pneumonia and pleurisy. Pleurisy, if you don't know (I didn't) is where the lining between the lung and the ribs is inflamed. Causing sharp pain as the lung scratches and catches on the inflamed lining. So I am short of breath and can only move around slowly and carefully. So instead of racing and running, I am reduced to rehabbing my lungs for the next couple of months.

I have cleared my race and training schedule. My goal now is to be ready for the first race of the Xterra SoCal Trail Run Series, Xterra Point Mugu. The race is on October 13th. This gives me 83 days to rehab and retrain.

Wish me luck everybody :)

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