I’ve been having some running problems lately. Pain in my Achilles tendon, tight calves, shin splints. I haven’t run in 9 days, hoping to rest my body enough for the marathon. I’ve decided that I’m going to do the half-marathon no matter how I can, whether it’s running or walking. I’ve been gearing up all week to run 10 miles today. I decided that I would stretch well, and just do my best, but I wouldn’t stop until I hit 10 miles. I felt like I needed to do 10 miles one more time before the marathon.
But as I was stretching this morning, the thunder started rolling and the sky opened up and the rain poured down. Sigh. So I had to do some aerobics instead. It’s stopped raining now, but it still looks like it will rain so I don’t think I’ll run today.
This disappoints me because I was counting on this 10 mile run today to put my mind at ease for the marathon, to prepare me for what will be an ordeal. And since I’d spent so much time psyching myself up for it, to not do it seems like a failure on my part.
I think I’m gonna try for 10 miles tomorrow. It will be long and tiring, since I’ll have to do it after work, but I feel like I need to get it done before the marathon.
Wish me luck!