Monday, March 2, 2009

I think the marathon will have to wait

I am bummed about this, but I don't think I will be physically able to do a full marathon this spring. My IT band issues are not being resolved as quickly as I hoped, and this has put a major damper on the HM training. I am still doing the HM in less than two weeks, but I have put my hopes for a PR on the backburner because I am so scared my knee won't let me run the way I want to. My goal now is to just finish.

Plus, things are stressful right now with life in general. The future of Tim's company is a little uncertain due to some things that have happened, so my heart's not really into training right now. I've been looking for a job, just in case. Funny how when things are going well, they seem to go really well. And when they go bad, well, they just blow up in your face and go to hell.

Thursday's stats:
Distance: three miles

Sunday's stats:
Distance: four miles (was supposed to be nine -- ny knee wouldn't take it)


Christie said...

Don't be down about it. Your health/fitness comes first. You don't want to aggravate anything and put your running on hold all together. Hang in there and just listen to your body.

I hope things look up for you. These are tough times for everyone. I'm praying that we all get through it.

Rookie on the Run said...

I'm with Christie... your health comes first. I can understand why you'd be disappointed but it'll be the best in the long run.

I'm sorry things are so stressful for you right now. It's hard to keep life "normal" when there are so many uncertainties. Hang in there, girl!

Run Mommy said...

Don't be down and be confident in your decision. It will always be there in the future and you can still run just for stress relief - not just for training.

J~Mom said...

I have had my eye on the job market as well. Nothing is secure right now. :<( Hang in there!!