Since I got the go ahead to run, I’ve been planning a full marathon. Back in the saddle, on the horse so to speak. And I’ve been running here and there…had a 5K, ran some more. But, the thought of a full marathon again so soon after the summer of the boot/cast has been a little more daunting, both emotionally and mentally.
I had planned out my speech to the doctor next week, in which I would give him all the reasons I can do the 26.2. As I was thinking of this conversation, I noticed sort of a lull in my brain. Like, I really didn’t want to do one.
So. Here’s the deal. I’m going to try and PR a half this Spring, and possibly do the Fresno Eye Q Marathon next November. I have time to spare. I think it’s a much better plan for me because it de-stresses the marathon comeback a bit. Plus, there is nothing so scary as hearing a doctor say you can NEVER run again, and if I injure the foot again, that’s exactly what I would be looking at, in terms of continued training.
It’s 18 weeks until the Modesto Half Marathon. Gotta stay local and cheap. And I’m hoping that a smaller goal will help me rediscover my marathon love! Stay tuned!