A very big decision

I just made a very BIG very IMPORTANT decision.

Ever since the 1/2 I ran a week and a half ago I have really not been able to run. I gave myself a few days off after the race, then came down with a cold and generally felt very low energy. I got out for a easy 5 K and it was slow and creaky but fine. The next day however knee pain was back in my everyday life- not just when running. I had hoped to do 11k yesterday and get back on schedule but could only manage 3.5k- and some of it I had to walk.

I have started yoga (VERY hard but I liked it) and I go to see my accupuncturist today but I have been nervously eyeing the calendar since last week and the marathon is 7 weeks away… my long run is supposed to be 24K this week and 28 the next. It’s not going to happen- as determined and optimistic as I can be my body will not cooperate. Couple that with the fact that the next 6 weeks will be my very busiest at work…

So I changed my entry in the BMO Vancouver Marathon to the Half category. Still a good goal- but one that I feel more confident I can achieve.

I thought long and hard about it and I want to be in this for the long term. I had made a goal to run 1 marathon a year- and that is still very attainable- it is only March. If I push it now I might do some real damage. And this should be a wake up call to myself that I MUST do the stretches and the strength training to be able to endure the long distances.

A bit of weight had been taken off my shoulders but there’s a still enough pressure to make myself crazy.

I’m all about the crazy.

Published by mamalegato

Mama to six kids, theatre artist, doctoral researcher, voice teacher... slow and steady wins the race....

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