Sunday, September 14, 2008

Change of Plans

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!


  1. i think that was a good decision, not that you couldnt do it but its just so soon and no need to risk injury!! plus i would be the same way about running under my own name :)

    yayyy for san jose, but its 3 weeks away isnt it?? :) we are definitely going to meet up! OR next weekend too at the 5k!

  2. Oh is it 3 weeks??? Geesh, it's worse than I thought! Oh yeah, I'll look for you next weekend!!

  3. What a smart decision. It's not easy to let go of what you want, but sometimes that's exactly the right thing to do. The RNR half should be great fun!

  4. I think you made a wise decision. There really isn't a reason to risk an injury or run in a race if you are not comfortable.

    Take care of your ankle. I am sure you are going to have a blast in San Jose.

  5. Sounds like a good decision. Maybe you can do Nike next year? :) Hope ankle is fine and all swelling goes away.

  6. Hey! Thanks for the comment on my blog...the Evansville Half is on Oct 12th. I don't know if I can be ready for it or not. (4 weeks) My longest race so far has been an 8k. But the good thing is that the course is pretty much flat/downhill. Check it out.
    What do you think? P.O.M. seems to think I can do it!