College PRs (2010-2014):
-5k cross country: 18:30ish during a 6k
-6k cross country: 22:41
-Indoor Track: I never made it through an entire season, my 3k was 10:30ish?
-Outdoor Track: never ran 🙁
-Half marathon: 1:34:06 (IL half marathon on 04/28/18)
I struggled with IT band injuries in college and even more after, so I have not done many races. I ran one half marathon in 2014 that I didn’t train for and it resulted in injury…and then a handful of 5ks. My worst injury ( back, right IT band, and hips) occurred in early 2015 and I did months of PT in 2015 to correct. Read more about it here and my injury history here. Then, I took a hiatus from running by choice in most of 2016 and part of 2017.
In fall 2017, after I had been running a bit, I got injured again (my lack of regular running, inconsistent mileage, inflexibility, and sitting on my butt at desk jobs must have taken their toll), but it’s just a minor one. I am still figuring out what I need to do to stay healthy and strong, so I can run a lot in 2018 (especially for my first marathon- EEK!). I’m so pumped to return to the sport I love! I think my best days of running are ahead of me! Stay tuned….