injury

November 14, 2013

"Don't Quit!" (Lessons from my marathon pt. 2)

I began training for my marathon in March 2012.  I was growing stronger, getting faster, and covering greater distances.  I was feeling so "ready" that I decided to sign up for a Half Marathon a month and a half before my FULL Marathon was scheduled.  I was told to take it easy in this race, but of course I pushed myself further than I should have.  I ended up injured. I injured what's called the "I.T. Band," a tendon that connects your hip and your knee.  It made it impossible to run over 4 miles without sudden, sharp pain.  I […]