I know. I know. I’ve been neglecting this blog lately. I’ve been dealing with ITBS, and I haven’t been a lot of fun to be around. This is my first REAL running injury and it scares the hell out of me. I haven’t been running. I haven’t handled it well. It took me 7 or 8 weeks to admit I was injured and needed help. I got myself into PT and it’s been a long, hard road. I’m still not 100%, but my therapist has given me the green light to begin training again.

I have to say. I’m terrified. I still get “twinges” of that crippling pain when I’m just walking or doing random things, or nothing. Sometimes it hurts just laying in bed. I just keep thinking what if it is something other than ITBS? Ugh. So, hopefully I’ll get off of my fat ass and get moving again. Hopefully I’ll figure out this injury and if it is indeed something more I’ll be able to get it fixed. This is going to be a big year for me dammit!

I’m tired of being injured. I’m sick of being depressed. I hate getting fat again (I’ve gained 25 pounds since Sept. 25 and that can’t be healthy). One good thing about all of this time off though? I’ve had a lot of time to think. And I’ve got a LOT of plans for the upcoming year. Plans with this blog, plans for side projects, plans for running, plans for a journey run, goals to achieve. My goal for 2012 is to run 2012 miles.

I’m going to run at least a couple of 50-milers and at least one 100-miler with a bunch of other races thrown-in just for fun. Oh, and the journey run? It’s in the infancy of the planning stages, but, I’m thinking 700 miles in 2 or 3 weeks capped-off with a marathon at the end, and it’s all for charity. Speaking of charity…

Lex’s Run 2012 is on! It’s going to be bigger and better than ever! We’ve got BIG plans for the race and we’re expanding our giving… We’ll still be supporting the MDA, but we plan on also donating to the MDF (the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation) and also donating directly to a local family or two in need. That’s right. That means we will be branching-out and forming our own Charitable Organization! Yay!

2012. Big plans, big changes, big year! Bring it on!

There is no tomorrow! Go out and get it today!

Strong Work!


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7 Responses to UPDATE

  1. Luau says:

    Count me in for Lex’s Run!!! And I’m hoping I can pace on one of the weekends of the 700-miler. Keep me posted.

  2. Sheila says:

    I read this in SI and it stuck with me, “The depth of your struggle will determine the height of your success.”
    It’s good to have your head outta your….you’ve been missed and prayed for.

  3. Mel says:


  4. Welcome back brother. Huge goals for 2012! Let me know if you want to hit the trails one of these weekends. I’ll boil some potatoes and leave ’em in the garage for us.

  5. Julie C says:

    you can do this! get your mind in gear. Be strong, be smart, run…..when is Lex’s run?

  6. Brian Adkins says:

    Go get ’em in ’12, DW. U can do it, my friend.

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