Sunday, October 21, 2012
Update: The hip injury seems to be slowly improving, and I have been getting back on the road. I did a couple of 3 milers with pretty minimal pain, so that is incredibly encouraging. I am planning on doing a 8ish miler tonight. I know that I have missed one of the most crucial weeks of training, therefore my marathon won't be quite as fast as I had planned/wanted. My plan of just doing one marathon may have to change just so I can redeem myself after Philly. Damn this competitive nature!! In the meantime, the marathon is simply all I can think about when my mind wanders. I am about to move my office and my home and run a marathon all within the next month. It is all pretty overwhelming, but also incredibly exciting! Times like these, I feel, are what define me as a person. I always tend to stretch myself as thin as possible and seem to thrive on running on fumes (and caffeine). Will update again soon.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The thing I feared the most about marathon training has happened. I have an injury. I am not actually sure what it is, but I have taken 6 days off already and it is not getting any better. It is in the hip flexor/groin area. This whole situation is frightening me. What if I can't run Philly? What if I can't get in my 18 and 20 mile training runs? Do I really want to do a marathon that I don't feel ready for? There's a lot of things going on in my head...All I can do right now I suppose is hope for the best and just try to do whatever I can to heal this so I can get back to training. My mood has been sour and I know it is because I haven't been running. If anyone actually reads this, please keep me in your thoughts!