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.”
On an even happier note – one of the blogs I read has been nominated for a “Top 20 Blogs for Fitness Junkies” – Please consider stopping by and voting for “Running Diva Mom” — here is the Link for the Voting. You might also want to consider clicking on the “Running Diva Mom” and reading the blog – as it’s a pretty good read!