On a good note, the bruising on my neck and soreness from the biopsy are about completely gone. In other words no more scarfs, YAY!
On a bad note, I came down with another cold on Tuesday. But luckily I didn't have a huge busy work week, so it allowed for a lot of needed sleeping time. (I may or may not have slept until 1pm twice this past week, terrible I know.... But I needed it!)
I did get out and go for a very short run last Monday, and even though I woke up sick Tuesday I attempted what was even a shorter run, okay more walking than running:) I thought maybe it would push the cold out of me before it settled in, I thought wrong. It was a worth a try though!
But between all the crazy lifting at the wedding the past Saturday, or just being sick for a month unable to get out much on my feet. Apparently my Achilles tendinitis didn't like it much, and decided to flare up again. *arghhh*
I no longer take a day of tendon pain and wish it away. Instead I took immediate action and put the lovely boot back on. As of Sunday night the pain was almost gone, I think another 5-7 days of it will be needed before I start gradually working back into running again. I am pretty confident I can nip this in the bud before it has time to get out of control again!
I would love to share with you hiking exploits and other fun things. But with everything, you can see I haven't been able to get out much. I am hoping this week, has a little bit more adventure to it, as I am more than ready for some!
But since we have been getting a lot of well needed rain and snow here lately and that doesn't look to be changing anytime soon. It's not really been bothering me too much that I can't get out and play:)
RACE PLANNING NEWS
So a few weeks back I mentioned that I was going to try my hand at becoming a race director. With that comes with a lot of education and research.
I learned that 3 of the top races in our state for the first time in almost ever, they did not sell out this year. What does that mean? Well it's not for a lack of runners as Utah has many. But one thing Utah also has, is a lot of races. I have discovered we have over 760+ races each year (that I know of.)
About 98% of races in Utah are all on Saturday's, which mean that is about 14-15 every single Saturday.
Yup, a lot for runners to choose from!
I still want to go through with this, but based on my recent findings, I am realizing I need to schedule them as perfectly as I can, to be able to attract as many runners as possible.
So now that I have bored you with all of those numbers:)
I will share, what I am working on for 2016 is a Half Marathon, with a 5k. (If I can get the permits.) I may be trying my hand at a 5k this fall and possibly another next spring as testers to get myself ready to pull of a bigger event. But I am not going to decide on those until until I find out about the permits for the Half.
Originally, I was just planning on organizing a normal, but great race. Because that is what I like. I enjoy beautiful scenery, great course, challenging but still a chance to PR and great race support and a entry cost that doesn't break the bank.
I am not really much into all the new hype about races with costumes, themed runs, or crazy events that go along with the race. Although I have discovered, its not as easy as one would think to keep the entry costs low, when cities/counties are constantly raising the rates they charge for events to be held!
But realizing I want this to be successful, and I want to attract all kinds of runners. I find myself re-thinking a few things, and I am now in the process of considering a few other ideas. Because I completely understand my thoughts on picking a race are likely not what the majority considers anymore, I may need more to attract more.
Anyhow, late June or early July I hope to have the permit process about finished and at that time I will share with all of you my plans. (Which I can't help but be excited about, even if they are a work in process!)
Well that along with a few weddings is what I am working on right now. I promise my life will get more interesting soon! I have told all illnesses and injuries where to go, and how fast to get there so I am hoping they listen this time! I think they will!!!!
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Hope you all had a great week. Share with me what you have going on.
Also, if you do have any great idea's to add to a race that you don't mind sharing, I'd love to hear. I am all about unique and different right now!