As you know from my previous blog posts, I (Siobhan) got a stress fracture while training for my first 100mile race. This was a pretty devastating injury for me and only partly due to the fact that I would miss my goal race. I was pretty freaked out that I got a stress fracture. Plus treatment included crutches and NO exercise for at least 2 weeks…That part killed me…it was very tough mentally to be on the sidelines with no access to my normal stress relief mechanism. I knew I would survive that period, and I did, but it was still very challenging. And it’s not over yet….
Over the years I have heard some amazing stories about how people got into running or what motivates them to keep going, but I recently saw first hand the process of non-runners becoming “runners”. And I saw this with two completely different people, with completely different motivations, but both in the same day under the same circumstances. Who, what, why, and how? My kids, before and after the Thanksgiving Turkey Day Run.