Monday, July 07, 2008

The Race

The race started off really well. I felt great. Chris and I were going at a good and comfortable pace. I started to feel a twing of pain. At around 10k took a bathroom break and off we went well my knee decided no thanks. My knee injury was back and worse than before. I was in a lot of pain but I hobbled my way through the finish line. Chris figured we were on pace to finish at around 2 hrs 10 min. My goal was 2 hrs 30 min. I know that I finished and that in itself is an accomplishment but I am very disappointed and frustrated in how it went. I've trained really hard the last 5 months. Starting from getting back into running to being ready to run this race. I've had mostly positive comments and everybody has been really encouraging. It just plain old sucks right now. Hopefully the physio will help and I'll be back running and training for the next race, once I'm healed.
Chris was awesome. So encouraging along the way as I was crying and fighting to finish. He kept reminding me of what I've done to get to this point and the accomplishments I've made. I love him so much and I'm so thankful for him.

6 comments:

G-8 Summit said...

Good Job Kirst! I am VERY Proud of you!

Anonymous said...

You are truly amazing. Many would have quit once the knee started hurting. Good for you!!!!!!
Char J

K said...

Again, I think it took a lot of guts to walk it out. I know it is disappointing and it is ok to be.

Karri said...

Still inspiring to me! I hope your knee feels better soon!

RainbowBrite said...

The important thing is that you finished it!
Congratulations Kirsten

Heather said...

It's true, it does take courage to walk it out and finish a little slower than hoped. You'll do great in your next one!