Tuesday, September 30, 2008

New Kicks!

Check out these sweet kicks that Zoot made up for me for Kona. Unfortunately, I will not be running in them. As some of you may have already heard, I have injured my achillies tendon and will not be racing in Kona this year. I have struggled with this injury on and off for the last year and a half, and it has come to the point where I simply cannot run a marathon on it right now. (Oh the irony of my injury being, literally, my achillies heel).

I am devastated not to be racing, but I am working with an amazing team to help me heal up and get back in action as soon as possible. In the meantime, I will be in Kona to watch and cheer from the sidelines. Thanks to everyone for their notes of support. I'll be back on the big island next year. It'll take more than a little tendinitis to keep this redhead down.


Elements of Erin 337 said...

So sorry to hear that you will not be racing Kona. I was looking foward to watching you kick Chrissy's butt.

Cool shoes. Hopefully you will get to wear them in another race.

Erin Lee (Tucson camp 2008, week#1)

Andrea said...

Just a fan surfing the web and came across your blog...so sorry to hear that you will not be racing Kona!

Bummed for sure.

LOVE the new kicks!

Will enjoy hearing about, and watching, your season unfold next year.

Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Jamie said...

Sweet new kicks, Sam.

I was really bummed to hear the news on SlowTwitch, but I'm sure you are more beat up by the injury than I am. I am going to miss cheering you on this year, but you'll just have that much more motivation to tear it up next year!

Take care and be sure to enjoy the race from the sidelines. Spectating can be really awkward, but tons of fun if you don't get caught up in everything that you are missing out on.

BreeWee said...

I am so sorry, Kona will miss our little redhead that pronounces Pele wrong (at your awards speech in Kona). YOU are very loved here and we are so happy you will return to the islands to "observe for your @$$ kicking session next year"!

On a more personal level... I was bummed to not get my Kona slot in Japan and tried everything to get back into the race, it broke my heart to not be able to race at home... then I read your story, and how you are dealing, & it gave this rookie (me) more courage to fight back next season and helped me to deal with it in strides as you are doing.

See ya on the rock! Safe travels chica!

Shawn and Tracy said...

Love the kicks, sad the Queen K will not receive a beating from them this year. Get healed and use that fire to kill it next year. See ya soon.

Anonymous said...

Cool shoes, especially with your name on them. Get better soon. Will we see you in Clearwater in November?

joflatfeet said...

varDear Sam, I really enjoy your blog, your good spirit and your writings in Triathlete mag, you have valuable info and interesting and funny! I am just an old age grouper who took it up 8 years ago (53 now) and LOVE IT!! I am even now a certified coach (rookie). My goal is to help other women get into tri's and feel better about themselves no matter what level of fitness they are in.I saw you at the Syracuse Ironman my hometown and congrats!! I did it also. I wish I could have met you. Not to get all mushy but you are swell. Sorry about KONA but it must have been fun to watch! Good luck and quick recovery! Janet