"There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power or our will."
FIRST, CONGRATS to everyone who ran Boston yesterday! You all are amazing!
Second, yeah well, it seems that riding may not have been the best thing to do after all (particularly spinning). It seems to have maintained the inflammation of the ligament in my ankle. At first the PT thought I could still run....NOT, then she thought it would be no problem for me to ride the bike, and now it's basically just take it easy for a few days.
So, I'm taking a break and we'll see how things go, but I've started to accept that running a marathon in 6 weeks is probably not going to happen. I'm still taking things one day at a time and for now, I have no idea what I'll be able to do on May 29th, so we'll see. Of course I got a little teary when the PT mentionned I should forget about the "half-marathon"...I had to remind her it was the full marathon I was registered for. She didn't see the tears (she was working on my foot and I quickly swallowed them). But, I'm okay.
In the words of a very close friend, "You didn't start running just to run a marathon, you are running for your health and because you love it." She's right. If my body allows me to run a marathon one day, that would be great. If not, as long as I can run and stay healthy and maybe do some half-marathons once in a while, I'd still be happy. My body has taken quite a figurative beating since I became seriously asthmatic eight years ago. Today, I'm about to reach 5 months without prednisone for the second time since I stopped and that is amazing. I love my life and I feel so healthy, thanks largely to running. So, I will fix this ankle and then I will focus on just enjoying the act of running for a while. No training plan. If I feel good and want to do a half-marathon in the fall, I'll take it slow and just do it. I think my body has been trying to tell me something...and I'm going to listen. No marathon just yet...I'm only 52 I've got plenty of time ;) :)
Happy running to you all!