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Running a Marathon is a Done Deal!

Running a Marathon is a Done Deal!

I have been training for the past 5 months for a marathon race and now I can say that I have finally achieved this goal. After getting injured with a left groin pull for one race, then a thunderstorm cancelling another race, I was starting to get a feeling that this marathon thing was not going to happen.

But…

it did and now I can finally say that I ran and completed a marathon. WOO HOO!!!!!!!!

Running a Marathon

Instead of over-training like I did back in January, I researched and stayed true with a training regime from a couple of the experts. It took alot of discipline to stay on the run schedule and I felt strong all the way up to a week or so ago when I strained my right calf muscle running on the route that the race would be ran on.

The route is a 3.1 mile circle around Bachman Lake and 1 mile of the route is under construction. So instead of running on pavement, a mile of the race would be run on grass and dirt and this grass dirt area is where I got hurt.

I didn’t run for a week leading up to the race so that I could give my leg a chance to heal and recover. 2 days before the race, I ran 4 miles and my calf didn’t feel so good. I made up my mind that I was not going to run the race but I would still go get my race packet and come out and support the other  runners.

The night before the race, I received a massage and then had an idea regarding my running shoes. If I attempted to run the race, instead of running it in my Brooks running shoes, I would break out my Nikes Shox shoes and go. The Nike shoes have a wide base and and I felt that once I got off of the pavement and onto the grass and dirt part of the race, my heal and leg wouldn’t shift so much like they would in a narrower running shoe like my Brooks shoes.

Boy was I right because that shoe, in my opinion, really made the difference of completing this race or not.
My time of 5:27 for 26.2 miles was good but way off of my training pace however that was good for me especially dealing with this calf muscle strain. On mile 6, my calf started hurting however I kept going one step at at time.

On mile 21, I hit that “Proverbial Wall” and was ready to shut it down. I didn’t care if I had 5 more miles to go, I was ready to stop and take it to the house. It seems as if I stayed on mile 21 for hours as I looked at my fitbit and the mileage was  showing 21.3, 21.52, 21.57, 21.74… you get my drift; I stayed on this mile 21 for a long time, hahaha. One step at a time and finally, finally, there is the finish line, as I limped leg around that last curve and up the incline to complete the run.

Oh what a feeling!

I just ran and completed a marathon and as stiff and sore as I am, I am totally ecstatic and feeling the hump of finally having the chance to run and complete it, jump off of my back. Yes I was a long way off of my training pace and looking back I wished it was a faster time however I’ll take that 5 hours and 40 minutes any day just to know that I finish the run.

Go ahead and put that one Big Dream, One Big thing to do on your bucket list, put a time of completion on it and check it off.
You Can Do it!

 

Patrick Jackson “The Action Online”
pjackson@theactiononline.com

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Even on Crutches, My Bucket List is Growing

Even on Crutches, My Bucket List is Growing

my bucket list

My Bucket List

This is a season of slowdown for me physically with my Ruptured Achilles Tendon however my mental game is getting stronger and equate that to GOD slowing me down long enough at a time to use my head more. I say that because as I lay with my leg elevated (Doctor orders), so many ideas come to mind and the clarity for which these ideas will get implemented is crystal clear. It is safe to say that my bucket list is growing every week. As soon as I get a new bucket list project implemented I will post about it and hopefully fire you up to do the same.

New Bucket List Project #1

I am a true believer of having an ongoing bucket list of dreams and goals in front of you and when you achieve them one by one, scratch them off the list and move to the next one. Over a month ago a thought came to mind to journal my ATR injury/recovery so that I will have something to look back on in the years ahead. However I saw a resource tips and suggestions regarding the injury and a thought came to mind to create an Achilles Tendon Injury Blog to detail my recovery, as well as be a source for inspiration and a place to recommend different products related to the injury.

Fast forward a month later and the blog has been a hit. We not only created a blog but also a Facebook Fan-page with a community of people that have experienced an Achilles tendon injury recently or in the distant past. Even though it’s my personal blog, I am learning a lot of do’s and don’ts from the community and it’s arming with me with much information to share with my doctor and therapist for discussion. It’s fun to engage with others on what they are going through and you build a sort of kinship with each other. It’s also a good place to vent and let the air out because I tell ya, this Achilles Tendon injury is not something to take lightly that’s for sure. If I had some serious enemies out there I wouldn’t shoot or stab them to get back, I think I would take them out through their Achilles tendon,lol (just kidding).

What about You?

I encourage you to get started on your bucket list items. Grab a cushy seat, sit back and (elevate your leg, well it probably doesn’t apply in your case with no injury) let your mind wander off someplace with thoughts and ideas of projects you would like to do, places you would like to travel to or even the person you want to become, write them all down and pray and bust your behind on making them happen.

I will continue to stay engage and update my blog and fan-page community of my progress and as of right now I am setting the stage for my New Bucket List Item to come out soon. This time it will be a close family project and the idea has already been conceived, foundation laid and ready to blast off in the near future. If you need a push, a system or resource, I am here to assist. so let’s connect!
Use Your Mind,

P. Jackson – The Action Online
Connect with me by email at pjackson@theactiononline.com

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