For the first time in 5 weeks, I attempted a pain-free 3k run yesterday and I am all too happy to report that it was a success! Finaaaaallly, I can run again. Sure, it was slow and short. And, the entire time, I was focused on keeping my left foot from overpronating, but hey beggars can’t be choosers. I was just ecstatic over the fact that I was running (and sweating) again!
I can attribute my recovery to one thing: acupuncture. Last Monday’s acupuncture session brought instant relief to three weeks of stubborn shin splints. (Thanks to my good friend Kung Fu Panda for recommending it.) I actually felt strong enough to join Mizuno already but held back due to my PT’s orders.
Sure, I was an obedient little patient but that’s not to say that I didn’t feel awful, angry, and frustrated about missing the Mizuno-Rush to Infinity Run. I tried my best not to talk, blog, nor think about it to keep negativism at bay, which to a certain extent, helped to keep me sane.
So, who in the running world hasn’t heard about the long queu that awaited runners at the finish line of the Mizuno-Rush to Infinity Run? Certainly, it was an incident that no one expected nor hoped for—especially the race organizers. I don’t have the right to comment since I was not there. But, I do take my hat off to Coach Rio who handled the incident like a man. On the same day, he apologized for the mishap and took full responsibility.
To Coach Rio, hey I know you did your best. You always do. Mistakes happen and, from these accidents, lessons are learned. I hope you continue to wow us with your well-organized and innovative races. If there’s a Mizuno Rush to Infinity Part 3, I’m guessing it’ll be perfect! Remember, three’s a charm!
Congratulations to my dear friend Annie who placed 2nd overall in Women’s 15k. Her Garmin registered a time of 1:06. I believe many of the runners there are scratching their heads thinking that she should have been 1st. But, again, I’m not one to comment since I wasn’t there. At the moment, I just can’t figure out why Annie isn’t listed in the results.
Click here to view official race results.