Remember last time I went to Costco and bought all that food? Well I made a returning trip today. I did buy WAY too much on today’s trip to Costco, but the one thing I kept thinking the whole time I wondered Costco with my mom was “I sure am glad I am not running my marathon training mileage right now, or I would buy EVERYTHING in this store.” . Thanks to my lack of running, I have not been as hungry as I would be had I been running my typical marathon training mileage.
After my PT appointment yesterday my PT advised that I take a back seat on running till my hip and back fully heal. I would like to say that I will still be running Bayshore Marathon on May 26, but the reality of the situation is taking a tole on me. I tell my runner’s all the time to “run smart” and I think I have to take my own advise for once. I want to be able to run the Boston Marathon when I am 70 so, I need to “run smart” now so I can run the rest of my life.
I have been tossing the idea around in my head since yesterday morning of just calling Bayshore Marathon quits, but I am not ready to do that yet. I have about 5 more weeks to get my hip and back better and I am willing to do anything it takes to get there. Even if that means sleeping only on my left side till then and getting close to no sleep each night (which I have been doing for a week now).
My mom would say I had a “little break down” today when I was telling her that Bayshore may not be my spring marathon this year. But she promptly got out her hand clapping noise maker and told me that we will be the loudest, proudest and most obnoxious cheer leaders out on the Bayshore Marathon course the morning of May 26 if I end up not running the race after all.
Till I start running again, I will be drinking cheap wine to drown out my sorrows, swimming till my skin starts to prune and dreaming of running the Boston Marathon in 2059.