The Best Day

I thought it was a really unfortunate and ironic coincidence last Monday when I got hurt on my run on the exact same day that I had the opportunity to submit my registration for my very first Boston Marathon. It definitely took away from my excitement that day.

But in an equally ironic, perfectly opposite coincidence, I got confirmation of acceptance into Boston on the day that I had my first successful run since straining my calf 10 days ago.


This morning I ran 6.5 miles nearly pain free miles! I still have some slight dull tightness/pain in the calf but no more than 3/10 on the pain scale and it didn’t appear to get sharper or more noticeable as time went on. If I weren’t so conscious of “does it hurt???” every second I probably wouldn’t think much of it at all. But i spent the majority of the run checking in with myself and the pain (or lack of). The rest of the time, I just kept reminding myself how lucky I was to be running and being so thankful that I was back out there so soon after what I thought could have been a season ending injury.

Am I completely out of the woods? I’m not sure. Tomorrow could feel even better as it has day by day or I could be sore and set back in the healing process. We’ll see. I hope by following the PT’s strict instructions I am headed in the right direction.

And no matter what, I will be enjoying every second of the news I got today about Boston! (And looking for a place to stay!)

As Coach said to me last week: “Onward and Upward”.

About Corey

I am a 30-something swim, bike, run addict married to my best friend and in love with my two schnoodle doggies.
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16 Responses to The Best Day

  1. Terzah says:

    Congrats, Corey! I’m very happy for you (both about Boston and the injury abating).

  2. Stephanie says:

    So excited for you!!!! Hope your calf is on the mend because I cannot wait to see you in NYC so soon!

  3. elizabeth says:

    yay to both the running painfree and boston!! so much to fill you in on…maybe I will come cheer yall on next year?!?!?!

  4. Meredith says:

    Great news Corey!!! Try to take it easy though ya hear???

  5. Beth says:

    Congratulations on getting into Boston!!! Glad you had a pain free run!

  6. Steph says:

    Congrats! That’s really exciting 🙂

  7. yay!! that’s so incredibly exciting! congrats on the payoff for all of the hard work you put in to get there!

  8. So awesome about Boston! I’m hoping to come and cheer- and maybe run the 5k!

  9. Stephanie says:

    Congrats on a pain free run and getting into Boston yay!

  10. congrats on boston!!! fingers crossed you are still feeling good

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  12. erin says:

    So awesome! A pain-free run and Boston… CONGRATS!!

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