It’s only 9 weeks away until Napa and I had to take a little bit of time off from training a few weeks ago. I had a problem with a small infection which was holding me back from running and being active.
I started feeling better about 2 weeks ago which has allowed me to start my training again and get back to running. Right now I’m able to run a little more then 4 miles outside with a short break and I have plenty of runs ahead of me over the next 9 weeks, so I know I will be able to get up to around the 13.1 miles that I will have to complete in July.
Will I be setting any records during this 1/2 marathon? Of course not, but I will at least be inspiring others that you can do something like this challenge from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America even with severe Crohn’s and even so shortly after a major surgery for Crohn’s Disease.
I know that along the 13.1 miles I will have to take a few breaks. I don’t want to push myself to a point where I end up back in the hospital or back in bad health, but I will be able to complete it in a good time for someone only a little over 7 months after a major life altering surgery which I hope can show others with conditions like Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis that anything can be done even with an IBD.
The above picture is of my run from this past Wednesday which was just under 4 miles at a pace just over 11 minutes a mile. That will improve very quickly knowing the way my body trains and how fast I’ve been able to improve during training for other things in the past.
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