M is for (half) Marathon Running…
I know I’m strong, I know I’m determined, I know I can do anything I put my mind to. But in this case my body is not agreeing with my mind.
For nearly two months, I was running 4 days a week…4. From running only in between stops at Fit4Mom to running up to 8 miles with no stops, I was feeling great, I was starting to love running. I was determined, I was motivated, I was on fire. Then out of nowhere hip pain.
After taking a few weeks off, icing, extra stretching and seeing a chiropractor; I have finally come to the realization that what was supposed to my first half Marathon on May 4th will have to wait. My mind is 110% in it, 110% wants to run, 110% is disappointed that my body is making all the decisions. My body is not up to the race.
While I am bummed and trying to not beat myself up about it, I am more bummed that I had such an amazing group of strong women pushing me along.
I wanted to cross that finish line with them.
I wanted to cheer them on.
I wanted to be there for them if they needed to be pushed.
I knew they would push me if I needed them to keep me going.
My new running goals will start after my chiro therapy is over. I am hoping that I can start over and start training once again. It’ll be tough. I tend to lack motivation when I don’t have someone keeping me accountable. Summer is quickly approaching and it gets far too hot here. I will have to plan, I will have to stay motivated, I will need to be pushed and I will likely whine and complain, but I will go…