Saturday, September 7, 2013

Winners! And yay! I ran!

Here are three more winners in my fundraiser for Girls Gotta Run Foundation!

The lucky winners in this week's giveaway are -

Kristen A.

Mark M.

Paula K.
Check out the post above and then email me at full house mom at g mail dot com and let me know what prize you would like!

If you would like a chance to win one or more of the may awesome prizes still available, all you have to do is GO HERE AND DONATE at least $10 and then leave me a comment below and let me know how much you donated (or you can email me at fullhouse mom at gmail dot com and let me know). Every $5 is one entry.

We are almost at $2000 raised to help support young female runners in Ethiopia. Thanks so much for all your help. I would be most grateful if you would help spread the word about this giveaway on your blog, social media, etc.

And yay! I ran today. :) Good heck, I promise I will NEVER EVER take it for granted again. I did six miles (the max coach would allow) and the run was good. I did not have any pain, and there was only what I would call a little bit of an "awareness" of one foot. After the run I am a little bit tender and sore in both feet, although not too bad, and nothing that is making me limp. The plan is to ease back into running carefully and hopefully this will resolve. I never would have imagined that six slow miles could make me so happy. I would enjoy it a lot more if I didn't have that underlying fear and nervousness that the pain is going to come back, but I know that is all part of coming back from an injury. Fingers crossed things keep improving.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! Good luck to everyone that is racing!!


Julie Masiello said...

Huge congrats!! It is so true that we appreciate things more after they are taken away! Fingers crossed for more pain-free running very soon!

Beth @ Miles and Trials said...

So happy for your 6 miles! I hope you are able to resume running and the pain goes away completely. I remember coming back after my last injury and that feeling of fear each run that it would come back. No fun!

Mark Matthews said...

Whoo-hoo! Thanks. And so cool you're running again. I had a huge june/july layoff, and now I"m running much smoother. It's like a roller coaster line waiting to start running again. The wait is long and painful, but once you're riding, you forget about the wait.

Kathy said...

Yay, yay, yay!!!! So glad you were able to get out there!

coach dion said...

1 mile at a time, and you will be back there...

Flaming June said...

Wow! Even a slow, non-marathon runner like me can totally relate to your nervousness during post-injury runs! It does seem to take forever before you start trusting your body again. Believe it or not, you will eventually take running without pain for granted. Look forward to that day!

Jill said...

Ah, I know this has been hard as I've lived it myself. Us runners want to RUN...but patience is key and I know you're being strong and it'll all pay off. You're running - hooray - that's a very big positive. :)

Raina said...

Congrats on being able to get out there and run today! It must have felt fantastic!! I'm still praying that all tenderness will go away for you, because I know you need the peace of mind.
Much love to you! Also- happy to spread the news on your fundraiser. Will send out some tweets :D !!