"Find what brings you joy and go there."
First, the ahhhhhh. Spending a week by the beach was amazing. Some of you will have noticed that I even got a new header picture out of it. Here is a picture of our setup...
Our uber cool 1978 Westfalia :)
Perfect vacation reading!
Look at that beautiful beach...some areas were pretty much deserted...perfect.
Low tide...we can go right to the rock on the right.
It was a wonderful vacation with friends.
The best-laid schemes o’mice an’ men gang aft agley.’
Now, on to the ohhhhh. My knee had been doing well, but then once again, as soon as I felt better, I pushed it too much. Running on a beach, when your knee is a little sensitive is not a good idea...just so you know! So, by yesterday, when I wanted to run my 10K...I couldn't do it. I had to stop at 7.3K and the pain was back. Week nine of marathon training starts this Sunday...that leaves nine weeks to train for a marathon. A first marathon at that. I'll be speaking with my PT on Tuesday and will see what he thinks, but I'm leaning towards doing a half in Niagara and registering for a full a few months later. Giving myself a little leaway. This is not a serious injury...there is no lingering pain and no swelling. So, I remain extremely confident that I will be able to run my first marathon some time over the next six months or so...I just have to figure out where exactly (maybe I can make it a winter vacation destination :)). I'm checking things out and if you have any ideas, feel free to share.
Looking forward to checking out what everyone's been up to over the last week.