Today, I decided not to pursue running the Nike Women's Marathon on October 19th. It's not that I don't want to. I'm not sure if I *can*. I am not in any shape to run a marathon and don't want to injure myself. I ran 5 miles on Thursday but haven't run since. My performance level isn't up to where I'd like to be. I've been struggling through my short runs all week! Also, my right ankle has been bothering me, due to a little twisting action in my heels on Friday. It's not serious but it is a little bit swollen and I've decided to give it some rest. Better off a few days than few months! And it is looking better tonight. Also, the outlook on running the Nike Marahon in my name seems a bit bleak. Taunya offered me her sister's bib (who decided not to run) but I decided not to run under her sister's name. I would really like to get credit for running 4+ hours! Anyway, I am going to go for a short run tomorrow and see how my ankle is.
So, I am going to focus on the Rock n Roll Half Marathon in San Jose on October 5th! Yikes, 4 weeks to go. The half marathon is more palatable and chewable at this point. Stay tuned!