So I haven't been running as much as I was planning. I did get some 5km runs in on a vacation to Kalispel Montana and a couple other times meeting up with one of my running buddies. My son even joins me on the runs and rides his bike... my sprints are awesome now too and I can beat him and he's riding his bike... without an asthma attack too.
The middle of this month my son was practicing for one of his Jr Rodeo events, I was helping him with his barrel pattern when my horse decided she wanted to go fast and I didn't and that's when she bucked me off. I did a forward somersault in the air and landed on my tailbone then rolled to the side to miss getting stepped on. So yes I was mad as I found out that I had a slight fracture in my tailbone and was told to not run for 6 weeks. Really could this really be happening to me... NO running... I was frustrated and upset.
I was hoping to run a 10km race the September long weekend and now I couldn't do it because of my cranky horse. (I actually don't know what happened and it could have been a number of things) I decided that I am lucky that nothing major happened and this will heal in time. Right??
So I actually finished the race.... I can't walk very good today as I really went hard at the very end of the race to finish with a faster time. I didn't even come in dead last, I didn't trip over my feet, I ran the 1st 2km without stopping (ok that was the adrenalin which was awesome), I did have a few cramps in the middle and I remembered when training with my buddies that Fay always said look for the potato rock and you are almost done. You know it worked.. I saw that rock and just kept going until I saw Cindy and Kerry cheering me on before the big finish. I ran so hard down that hill that Cindy couldn't keep up to me and I finished strong!! I was shocked and excited that I actually just did that and I am still walking and breathing!!! Lungs didn't crap out on me!! Yeah!! Then I was so emotional I ended up crying happy tears!!
I couldn't have done it all without the support of my family, my parents and of course my running buddies helping me along the way.
Here are my stats: I place 7 out of 15 in my age category, My pace was 7.06 per km, My run time was 35.33 and I placed in the top half for women!
I am a single mom with one son that has been living with asthma since I was 2yrs old. I also almost died three times due to severe asthma attacks! I don't let my asthma stop me from accomplishing new goals and living life to the fullest.
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