Marine Corps Marathon… 2012.

So, after speaking with a a bunch of people over the weekend, I think I have decided I am going to defer my running of the Marine Corps. Marathon.  I have just had too many injuries/illnesses and set backs this year.  I seriously can’t tell you how bummed I am –  But I do want my first marathon to be fun. I run because I enjoy it, and while I think I could finish the MCM – I suspect that the majority of it wouldn’t be fun.  We will still be going down to Washington that weekend – as the Hotel Reservations are “non-refundable.”  The kids,wife and I will have a good time at the Museums and Monuments.  Plus by getting to see the lay-out of how they do things – will let us plan for next year.

So, For next year I am planning on doing the MCM, But I think I might do the Wine Glass Marathon as well. Its a local one that is the first week of October, giving 3-4 weeks between the two of them.  I also want to find a spring/summer Marathon (The Bluenose Internationalis on my Birthday Weekend – May 20th) – as it is going to drive me nuts that I didn’t run the one I had planned.  In fact, it will do so until I actually complete a marathon (Silly, I know.)  Anyone have any good suggestions for the East coast?  I am also thinking I need to look at the running calendar for 2012- I am also going to set a goal of at least one race a month.  Also accepting suggestions here!

On a good note – I see this as a great opportunity to “Start Over.”  I am going to begin running again, as a non-runner.  I am going to do short distances and slowly build everything up. I am tired of being injured and un-able to run and I think that starting from scratch – and building everything back up – may help.

 This weekend – no running per the doctor’s orders. I get the bone scan done on my leg tomorrow. It isn’t a sharp pain anymore, but there is still a dull ache going on.  I am looking forward to seeing what is happening – as then I can plan out my “do over.”

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I run, because I am a runner. Having realized that I have always "been a runner" - even when I went years with out running, I am learning how it has integrated itself in all aspects of my life. When I started running in highschool, my perspective on life changed. Funny that I didn't realize how much it had affected it until just recently.

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2 comments on “Marine Corps Marathon… 2012.
  1. Well I’m sorry you have to defer, but I am very happy that you are taking your health into account and doing what’s best for your body. This will only help your running in the long run. I think running as a non runner is a great idea…sometimes its nice to not be so concerned with the long distances and the splits. I still haven’t registered for the MCM 10k yet, but hope to. Either way, it’d be great to meet up with you and the family for coffee or something. Here’s to a healthy recovery and some kick ass running after!

    • Robinson says:

      We are definitely still headed down to DC.. The hotel room is non-refundable 🙂 And we saved all those vacation days – so it will be a great chance for the kids to see the capitol! They like museums (and my wife REALLY wants to see the national spy museum)

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