I decided to run the Swan Crest 57k. I injured my hip in a very stupid way - it was tight, I tripped, heard a pop, decided to keep running. It got worse, I then had to hike back out 10 miles to my first "Did Not Finish." Steve came to get me for an assessment of the situation. No running for 4-6 weeks.
The reasons for both the injury and being sick are very obvious to me now and should have been all along. The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of decision making. As most of you know, my husband and I have lived apart for over a year. We wanted to live in the Flathead, I got a job, he couldn't find a job, and so it went. It has not been easy emotionally, but the impact financially has been a real pain. So, when my car broke down with a cost of almost a couple grand to fix, we really had to think of a "Plan B."
Plan B was to look at other areas of Montana (that we both like - because obviously I will NOT live in Great Falls). Turns out, we both had job offers quickly and the plan was set in motion. But, trying to find a job, finish a job, terminate with clients, find a house, pack the cabin, say good-bye to friends, visit family, AND stay healthy just wasn't going to be easy.
Despite the stress, injury, etc. we are excited and ready for what we hope will be our last move to a place we both really love. More to come later...
Danni and Callie - sorry to take off abruptly. I would have liked to cheer you in, but the pain was pretty much unbearable once the three advil wore off. I hope the run was all you hoped it would be!