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.