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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Benched

I think my foot is healing. But I'm still not up to a 3 mile run, let alone the 16 miles I was supposed to conquer today.

I have "benched" myself.
Park bench in Central Park


I am hoping this "benching" is just temporarily, though. I am really tired of being injured all the time. "I am much too young to feel this damn old" (yeah, I know - Garth Brooks says - and sings - it better than me - enjoy the video).

I have made the executive decision to "just" do the San Diego Rock 'n Roll 1/2 vs. the Full. The truth is that I would give almost anything to say "I've completed a full marathon." But the reality is that I want to keep on running for a long time after that Marathon. And if I don't start pulling it together and getting smarter with what running is doing to my body, I may not be able to. I feel as though the 1/2 may even be streneous on me, but I love it. My heart hurts for the day when I can't run anymore. So I'll take my time between now and June. I know that on any given day I can run a half marathon. I am not worried about that....and that makes me feel better!

While I was "benched" today, Ryan and I went for about an 11-12 mile bike ride. It was absolutely gorgeous out. We went on trails, and I really enjoyed every single minute of it! I guess at the end of the day, working out is working out. However I can be active, moving, happy and strong is all that really matters! 


I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! CHEERS!

3 comments:

  1. I've so been there, sweetie. This is my third attempt at completing a full marathon. Injured the first time, sick the second. But you're right--you want to be able to run for a long, long time--and you will. Your day will come! Take care of yourself!

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  2. Sarah, you are actually being smart by benching yourself for now until you recover from your injury...I am glad that you see the bright side too, I like how you don't bench your self from doing other things such as biking and spending the time with your dearest love ones. You're still young, you have plenty of time to prepare for a full. For now, keep it up girl, you are inspiring!

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  3. Thanks for the encouragement! I really appreciate it:)

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