Sunday, 11 August 2013

A Tough Choice

Today was a scheduled 10k (or further).  Notice how I said scheduled.  I got up early to beat the heat and headed out.  I won't bore you with the particulars...but needless to say my ITB pain forced me to stop at 4.5k...yes....4.5k. 

With about a month to go until the 1/2 I believe the hard decision has to be made to not do it.  I just can't risk permanent damage that puts me out for 6 months.  As it is, I don't know if I'll be able to run in the Navy 5k next weekend. 

This post has no fancy pictures, or quirky has defeat.  Not because I don't want to, not because I refuse to put in the training...cause I enjoy all of that.  I feel defeated that my body refuses to let me run how I want.  I feel a bit angry that people can seamlessly run fast and far without injury, why can't that be me.

So to all of you out there that said I couldn't/shouldn't do it when I said I was going to....I guess you were right....and that makes me sad!!!

Photo: "The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying."

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I am not going to stop trying and hopefully someday I will get there!


  1. Listen you. Don't go thinking you failed. This is just a bump in the road. When it comes to damaging your body or being safe, being safe wins out! Before you know it you will be back out there running distance like the best of them!

  2. This isn't the end, though. Just because your body can't do it NOW doens't mean it can't do it later.

    Get rested up, and healed up, and try again. Maybe you (and I?) aren't meant to be distance runners and we're supposed to just (Eventually) kick ass at the shorter distances.

  3. Oh my, do I completely understand how you feel! I keep telling myself all sorts of positive things, but at least at some point during the day, negativity wins and it just plain sucks! But deep down I do know I made the right decision as did you and I have no doubt we will be stronger wiser runners for it! :-)