Five years ago, when Patrick O'Neill and came up with the idea to do the Peace Trot, at first I wasn’t sure that I wanted to do it. At the time I wasn’t a runner and didn’t think that I liked running. And I was just too sad.
Now, I have to say, I am so grateful that they came up with the idea because otherwise I never would have started running (our gently jogging). I love running. It’s been great to discover that I can do it. I feel so much healthier and I have discovered that I am a nicer person when I run. And as I run, it’s been a great way to feel connected to Peter.
But this spring has been hard in terms of training for the Trot. Though I run throughout the year, in the month of March, I begin to train in earnest for the Trot. But this year I developed plantar fasciitis and I’ve had lots of trouble training. I have to say it’s been VERY challenging. I REALLY miss being able to run and I am having an even deeper understanding of how important it was to Peter. The good news is that I went to the podiatrist 2 weeks ago and my foot is already starting to feel better. Last week I was able to walk for a couple of miles each day without pain. And then the Doc gave me permission to run a mile each day for a couple of days, again no pain.
Today I ran about 3 miles and still no pain. I’m looking forward to Sunday. I may be able to trot the whole 5K or I may have to walk some of it. But this I can say, it will be good to be moving and to be with great friends!
Come join us. If you can’t come, order a tee shirt in solidarity. http://www.peterdemottpeacetrot.org/