This week I got the chance to catch up with Heather Lieberg after she flew home to Helena, MT from Beijing. Unfortunately, her marathon at the World Championship ended before the 10k mark due to a nagging foot pain that she felt all week. What I have learned from Heather over the years is that she has a competitive spirit that is unmatched. When she knows that she can win, she will! Her first World Championship may not have played out how she would have liked, but we have no doubt there are many great races ahead for her. Hear more from Heather about her experience in Beijing!
Five months ago I was writing about how happy I was to return to running after a calcaneal stress reaction that knocked me out of the indoor season. Unfortunately, about a mile into the Payton Jordan 5k my foot started to hurt more than it had in any workout. I tried to push through for a couple more laps, but I could tell something was wrong. For the first time in my running career, I walked off the track before finishing.