Somehow, it flew by ever-so-quickly. 2017 is now in the rear view mirror, and it took me on an interesting voyage around the sun.
Care to hear what all went down?
There were a lot of races to be run, 18 in fact. Unlike recent years, I ran more 5K's than anything in 2017 (five!), and only four half marathons. There also were a couple 5-milers, three 10K's, as well as a 10-miler, a full marathon, a stair climb event, and a 76-mile team relay.
|2017 race bibs|
There was a huge setback. A bursitis flare that turned infectious had me (unexpectedly) on the operating table 12 days following Grandma's Marathon. That followed with a week-long hospital stay, several weeks of continuous IV at-home infusions, and a 6-inch suture scar that needed lots of TLC with minimal bending and movement. And, let's not forget the 3-month sabbatical from running to allow the suture to properly "seal and heal." Complete details are on my Road to Recovery page (HERE).
|My 2017 summer reality|
|Lots (and lots) of walking|
|I beat Momma N at her own game, and finished the run streak outside|
All things considered, I am grateful to be able to look back at 2017 with no regrets. There were some frustrating moments (and a couple of DNS's due to the untimely surgery/recovery), but those shadow in comparison to all the good times spent with family and friends. I also had a huge network of running and blogging friends who lifted me up and encouraged me as I rallied back. I was reminded (yet again) that being a runner is a privilege, and every run is a gift. There's no need for complaining when you're doing something you love.
|Stronger, better, wiser|
How did your 2017 play out? Any big accomplishments? Setbacks? Significant memories?
***this is the second part of a 2-part series. The first part, My #PlotTwist of a Year - Races & Bling, is HERE .
I'm linking up with my gals, Holly and Tricia for the Weekly Wrap. This weekly check-in is such a great place to connect with fellow fitness-minded peeps. Please join us!