They say “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Alternatively, I didn’t know there was anything I needed to fix until I “broke.”
Mind Over Miles
(As of early 2013,) Farin Montanez is a 25-year-old mom of two who started running — after a decade-long hiatus — in November. “Mind over miles” chronicles her training for the Santa Rosa Marathon. She can be reached at farin at maderatribune.net. Follow her on Instagram at mind_over_miles.
When writers’ block strikes, I turn to fellow runners for topic ideas. On several occasions I’ve been inundated with variations of the same suggestion: injuries.
Day One of pre-training for the inaugural San Joaquin River Trail 50-mile ultramarathon began with a one-mile 1,000-foot climbing challenge on Sunday. It wasn’t pretty.
Today I’m running with no GPS watch on. I have no idea how far I’m running and I don’t know what terrain I’ll be running on. What I do know is that it’s going to be fun. It’s hash night.
It’s hotter than I had anticipated. I’m wearing some shorts and a raspberry long sleeve tech tee from this year’s Tinker Bell Half Marathon.
First of all, congratulations to my friends and mentors, Brad Castillo and Phil Gonzalez, who ran the Boston Marathon on Monday.
I started writing Mind Over Miles nearly one year ago, just three weeks after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing inspired me to qualify for the nation’s oldest marathon.