This weekend came and went in ridiculously quick fashion. I was definitely not ready for this week to start but alas, here we are…
Last week, I
complained, lamented, felt sorry for myself, mentioned that I was not running my 10 mile goal race as I had planned to do. And I didn’t. I still ran the 10km even though I wasn’t 100% sure I was prepared for it, physically or mentally. More on the actual race in my recap that I’m hoping to have up later this week. I will say that it was a race that hit on all the notes that needed to be played and I’m glad I ran it.
With the realization that I’m not going to be able to run the races I had hoped this fall, I’ve got to start looking at alternative ways to get my sweat therapy going. I still plan to run the Wild Hog 10km in a couple of weeks but the half marathon is a no-go at this point. It’s doable but not smart if I want my leg to heal. I’m trying not to dwell too much on this one. I’ll still run through the winter but I won’t be training. It’ll be running for the love of running and looking ahead to 2014 and what I want to accomplish. I can’t accomplish anything if i don’t take care of myself and so I need to come up with a plan that keeps my fitness building but doesn’t rely entirely on running to do it.
My Fall goals will see me getting back to swimming and spinning. Two workouts that rock my world but that feel so fantastic. I’ve missed being in the pool and really need to commit to getting at least one swim in per week, preferably two. This means budgeting time and money to put toward that because swim passes are definitely not cheap. But I’m committed to making it work any way I can.
Have you had to completely change your goals and approach in order to heal an injury/sickness/life event?