Friday, April 27, 2007

Keeping Positive!!

I had my blister debrided on Wednesday at work. It is amazing what a little medical treatment can do. It is so much better!! I hope I can now start training without anything else getting in the way. Next weekend is Miwok 100k. That has always been a difficult run for me. Maybe it is that extra 12 miles that just kicks my butt, I don't know. It will be a real challenge this year for sure. I need to look at this race as just a training run towards my goal race (Western States). I am not going to worry about time, but only in forward progression. I hate to go into a race feeling like I am not prepared for the miles or the stress of running long. But at this point, I just need to keep a positive attitude and take care of myself. My friend Naomi, is going to pace me the last 20 miles. Wow, will I ever need her. Matt will crew me as he is the best crew anyone could ask for.
In 57 days, Western States will start. I am getting very excited about that. Of course I hope to finish in under 24 hours, so I will need to really focus from here on out and have a flawless run. Anything can happen out there, so I am keeping my fingers crossed for a great run on June 23rd. In Sept. it is Wasatch 100, but I don't want to think about that quite yet. After my DNF there last year, I hope to go there and redeem myself!!

"The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It isn't a calamity to die with dreams unfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream. It is not a disgrace to not reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for."-Benjamin E. Mays


Lisa B said...

Kelly, you've got the right idea to use Miwok as a stepping stone for Western States and not as a race in its own right. You'll do fine! Just ease your way through Miwok and recovery nicely so you can continue your training. ...Nothing you don't already know!! :)

olga said...

Best of everything at Miwok, I am going to miss it, run fun for me there!!! And get really ready for WS:)

kelly said...

Thanks, Olga!! How did Zane Grey go? I hope you had a great run there. I hear that is a tough one!