The past week has been riddled with setbacks. I seem to have re-injured my hip last week. I did too much cardio and knew it and yet the next day still got up and tried to do a leg workout. Well that was all I needed to know that it was a bad bad choice. I immediately started limping and well haven’t been the same since. I have struggled with this injury for over a year now and I fear that I will not be able to run long distances.
I watched friends post about running NYC yesterday the race that I was suppose to run. The race that I was training for and wanted so bad to run. I thought all day yesterday I should have just run. F it who cares about this injury I should have just done it. What if I never get this opportunity again, what if I can’t train, what if I can’t ever run this distance? All these scenarios going through my head all day.
Yes I know that if I had done it I would have further injured myself, yes I know that there is still a possibility that I will be able to train and run this race next year ( I deferred my entry to next year). So I was suppose to do a 5K on Thanksgiving and not sure if I will be able to do that or not at this point. Hopefully but not overly impressed with that as an option.
Plan B, get healthy, start building miles again starting 12/5 this gives me 8 weeks to build up a base again. Then I will follow a 12 week training plan to hopefully run a half on 4/22. If all goes well (fingers crossed) I will have 2 weeks off and then will begin a Galloway training plan for NYC. Galloway plans or decidedly longer but it will give me an opportunity to slow build my mileage and train smart.
In the meantime, I am going to continue to focus on my nutrition. I have added vitamin D, Omega-3 and MCT oil to my diet. Trying some new food also. I am going to continue to strengthen my upper body and core as this will be key in the endurance of running a marathon. I will continue to do yoga both in class and on my own as much as possible so that I can strengthen the muscle that is damaged.
I have a plan and while it may have to change six billion times between now and the completion, I feel better that I have a plan. I am going to try and continue to try and fit the trainer in my schedule also although the cost is crazy I feel like I still need that piece to keep me motivated to keep hitting smaller goals. Here’s to stop making excuses and start focusing on all the things that I can do.