Tomorrow is the big race, the qualifier for the Duathlon World Championships. I’d like to tell you I’m in the best shape of my life but I’m far from it. Here’s the story, in a list:

1. 3 months ago I injured my achilles.
2. Every step caused severe pain.
3. I did not tell you because I was in denial.
4. A PT instructed me to stop running.
5. I obeyed the orders and focused on bike training.
6. Due to minor pain while biking, I went to see another PT.
7. He told me I had the achilles issue and a torn hamstring.
8. In the last 3 months, I haven’t ran more than one mile.
9. At tomorrow’s race, I will have to run 13.2 miles.
10. Miracles do happen, right?

Currently, I’m in my hotel room filled with a pinwheel of emotions. I’m nervous, tense, distracted, and occasionally optimistic. I have no idea what tomorrow will bring.

Categories: Fitness


Angel · 06/04/2012 at 4:16 pm

@E.D. I’m going to do my best. Give it what I got. Thanks!

Angel · 06/04/2012 at 4:15 pm

@slomo. I won’t be speedy this weekend but I will go as fast as this broken body will take me. I’m doing this for all of us!

Angel · 06/04/2012 at 4:14 pm

@FVR Thanks for your optimism. I can always count on you for that.

Angel · 06/04/2012 at 4:12 pm

@leah. Thank you. It means a lot.

Leah · 06/04/2012 at 10:14 am

Sorry I am just reading this post. I agree with all the comments and want to add that “You’re my Angel”!!!! Love ya and can not wait to read the after the race confession.

Angel · 06/03/2012 at 11:28 pm

@Tommy, You have no idea what that statement means to me. Thank you, man!

FVR · 06/03/2012 at 1:54 pm

I second all those comments. You are a BEAST no matter what!

Slomo · 06/03/2012 at 9:32 am

I love you speedy!!!!! I hope you take care of yourself and am so proud of and inspired by you, always!

EducatedDiva · 06/03/2012 at 7:33 am

Nothing beats a failure but a try! The fact that you are there and willing to try is incredible! You are already one step ahead of many. Good luck!

Deanne · 06/03/2012 at 7:23 am

Thinking of you Angel and I feel the same way as Tommy!

Tommy Avent · 06/02/2012 at 11:03 pm

You are my hero no matter what happens tomorrow.

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