Monday, June 11, 2012

Goals Delayed


I had big plans for 2012. Initially my only running goal for 2012 was to improve my 5k PR time. And then I got greedy. I still wanted to improve my 5k and to run another full marathon and dominate my time. I also secretly planned to run an ultra in early winter all on top of 2 relay races.

  Sadly however,  it seems that I will need to put several of those goals on hold for now. As I am entering the third week after my mud run/sprained ankle, it has made improvements but it is still sore and painful to walk naturally on.

My slow recovery has a lot to do with my profession, being a teacher makes it challenging to spend time off my foot, especially as I've been trying to make a name for myself at my new school.

So for now, I will no longer be running the Boilermaker.  While the race is still about a month away,  I don't think running 9 miles a good choice.  I don't plan on even trying to run until I have a full pain free week.  Since, I am still in a considerable amount of discomfort, I don't foresee running happening next week, and 9 miles in 3 weeks after 4 weeks off sounds like a recipe for re injuring myself.

I still hope to run the relay races in September and October, but I think my marathon goal will switch to a half marathon and the ultra goals will be pushed to the winter.

It's frustrating, but hopefully being over cautious now, will lead to this being the only time I have ankle injuries until my next mud run (which might not ever happen again)

9 comments:

  1. You are VERY smart. Or, as us New Englanders say, "Wicked Smaht". You'll recover and be better than ever!

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    1. Thanks girl! Hopefully next time I make it to the city I'll be running again!

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  2. It stinks, but 10x better in the long run! Hope recovery goes well

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    1. Thanks! I hope your training is going well!

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  3. Sucks, but are you teaching through the summer? If not maybe you can get some good RICE in?

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    1. Now that school is out, I'm spending more time sitting so hopefully it'll speed up!

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  4. Just take care of yourself!! I hope you'll be able to still run RTB with me!

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    1. My goal is to still run it! I'll keep you updated ASAP!

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  5. You have to take care of yourself first and foremost and if you know these goals that you had previously set would push you past your physical limits then you are doing the right thing in backing off. Hope you continue to heal quickly!

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