I have not run since February 1 when I succumbed to injury. This coming weekend was supposed to be an extension of my celebration with a 26.2 mile jaunt along the shores of Virginia Beach. We all know that is not happening and while I’ve been as bubbly as can be about this situation, it would be a solid understatement to say I’m disappointed. I saw a silver lining though with my hometown race on the horizon. I signed up for the Pittsburgh Marathon ready to bounce back healthy and full of sentimentality for my first marathon at ‘home’. After last weeks doctor visit, I was instructed to not run for a few more weeks but am now completely removed from the foot brace (yay!)
Looking at my calendar though I did the math and saw the writing on the wall. Regardless of having 10 weeks of marathon training down before the foot failed me, it’s been 6 weeks of non running which will turn to 7 when all is said and done. It’s not realistic for me to try and train for a full in 6 weeks time. I’m not willing to risk reinjury and losing my passion for longer than I already have. I made the wise decision to switch to the UPMC Pittsburgh Half Marathon. I’m still excited to #RunHomePGH and represent as an Official Blogger for the Pittsburgh Marathon. I’m even more excited to step on the pavement again (it was 70+ degrees yesterday, HOLLA!!) Pittsburgh is now my redemption run. I’ll lay out my new goals and expectations when I actually get back to it and you will continue to get my training recaps as I return to form. I’m glad you’ve all stuck with me on this journey.
My goal to run a marathon is still within reach. When and where will depend on a number of factors. But as they say… To end on a positive note, I am still going to Virginia Beach this weekend. I wouldn’t miss being a cheerleader and seeing my BRF Courtney cross the finish line of her second marathon for ANYTHING!!