But those shin splints kept at me. I had taken time off since the races and it was now June. I researched and struggled and stretched to get my calves, ankles, and feet stronger. By August I had a good stretching/strength plan and I was feeling better.
I was looking at my numbers in Runkeeper and for the last year, it said I had run 263 km. On a whim, I made a goal with myself to double my mileage over the coming year to 526 km.
Last August it seemed like such a huge amount to cover.
This August I fell short of that 526 goal. But, I completed 487 km - the most distance I've ever covered in a year.
So, what's next?
My first half marathon in September. My only goal is to finish... alive.
Then, the Star Wars half marathon in April.
Beyond? Ask me again in a few months :)