This weekend I had my first DNS due to an injury. DNS = does not start.. as in, do not start the race. This is the language of a runner who does not appear at all or does not participate in the race. Which is better than many other options like …
DNF = Not Finish
CUFPCM22 = curled up in fetal position and cried at mile 22
It saddens me. And I realized that for the first time in my running life I could not conduct the race due to injury !!
Therefore, on the one hand, I am grateful that until this moment I was so healthy and happy. But I am very disappointed that I could not run the Long Beach marathon with my friend. And I'm sorry that I was not full of endorphins and pizza, watching how many runners update Instagram with the finish time at the Chicago marathon! It was very exciting, and I'm happy for everyone who had a good race! It made me want to be there with them!
It's normal to be sad, and I respect my feelings, trying to stay positive and focus on silver plates.
I am happy that I did not try to push him and start an injured race. I'm glad I didn’t try to run after I injured my leg !! I get bonus points for being told that this is NOT a stress fracture, and not as much as trying to go a few miles – because I listened to my body. (Turns out it was worse than a stress fracture – it's a complete fracture. Which I still don't know how they missed on the x-ray.)
I talked to Christine (aka @StuftMama on IG) after yesterday's Long Beach marathon. I had to manage this with her! It was nice to talk about the race and the track, as I tried it several times and like to talk about running.
I was thinking of going to the race to watch, but decided it was not a good idea. It would be a lot of walking and time on my feet. I noticed that I was very tired this weekend after just cleaning and errands in the trunk. I ordered a lighter boot, which I hope will be easier to drag around. And I don’t have a lift to level the height of my other shoes. (This is also ordered on the way.)
So I'm still on a broken leg, and I have a lot to do on the path of healing and recovery. Meeting with doctors and researching tools, gyms, best practices, etc., also took a lot of time!
Now, at least, I have an official diagnosis, so I can draw up a plan for healing and restoration of strength and health. I am counting down to the Running Calendar so that I can follow the prize!
Which leads me to "I've never had a game for runners …"
At some point yesterday, I realized that this was the first time I had to give up bail on the race because I was injured !! And it reminded me of the Never I Ever Game. I posted the first version on Instagram a while ago, and now there is a new edition. Call below or Insta, how much you can drink!
Never have I ever rules the game:
Someone speaks "Never am _________" and fills the gap with something funny, risky, random, strange, interesting, or whatever.
If you have done this, you will take a sip of your drink.
If you haven’t done this, do not take a sip.
For Instagram, just share how much you have done! And it's traditionally a drinking game (with drinks for adults), but to be healthy, I vote, do we sip some green juice or maybe coconut water?
Comment on how much you have done and tag @RunEatRepeat on Instagram. And share it with your followers to convey the game!
I have never played for runners in Round 2:
Speaking of dressing up in a race suit … The running suit competition is NOW! Share your running suit photos on Instagram by adding @RunEatRepeat tags for $$$ prizes! Get all the rules and information here: Running Track Competition
Here is the first version
I have never been for runners round 1:
Comment on how much you have done and tag @RunEatRepeat on Instagram.
Then share it with your followers in your feed or stories to share the game!
I'll be back soon with an upgrade on foot, a bunch for miles and more!
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