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TRAINING DAY As many of you know, I’ve been dealing with an injury in recent months. Last October, I twisted my left ankle in the house. That was bad enough, but to make matters even worse, I fell as a result. I landed on one of my son’s toys and twisted the same ankle again . The result was a badly hurt ankle that I had to take care of all fall and winter. Many of you saw me during the healing process, and you may have noticed I wore sneakers in the office because of doctor’s orders. You might not know this, but I really don’t like wearing sneakers, especially in the office. In my opinion, it’s just not how an attorney should dress. But what really bothered me about my ankle was that I had to stop physical activities like running. But no more! Recently, I got the go-ahead to start walking — and then running — again! And that means that every day since has been training day.
back into my old routine. But that’s a good way to get hurt again, so I’ve held back. I’m taking it easy, at least at first.
When you train, it helps to have something to train for. My goal is to participate in the Pike’s Peak 10K race that happens on April 29. I’ve run it before, and it’s really a fantastic event. The first little bit is uphill, but the rest of the course is downhill. It’s a fun race, and it brings in a lot of really skilled runners to Montgomery County. That’s because the Pike’s Peak race has a reputation for being a good place to qualify for the Boston Marathon, and many people want to do that. Of course, safety is important in a road race like this one. Tragedy can happen when people are running on the roads — take a look inside this newsletter for some running safety tips — and the organizers do a great job of closing the course off to traffic. It’s a fun time for our whole family. And perhaps best of all, there’s a fun run for the kids after the main race is over.
The goal? From couch to 10K by the end of April. It hasn’t been easy, but to be honest the hardest part is taking things step by step. After the doctor said I was healed enough to start walking and running, I wanted to jump right
As you can tell, I’m really looking forward to it, and I’m training hard as well. Who knows? Perhaps I’ll see a few of you there.
Have a great March!
–Meliha Perez Halp ern
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