Well folks, it looks like I will be further modifying my fall training and bidding adieu to my half marathon. In fact, I will likely have to slow my running to a near halt all together for a bit. I’m still going to run my races, up to a 10km distance only (I only have one more in a couple of weeks, then it’s 5k’s and fun runs after that). I haven’t had any set-backs with my tendonitis but rather, have stopped seeing improvement. Running doesn’t bother me at all but it might not be helping me either. I’m back to physiotherapy twice a week and some seriously intense treatment which is helping but I may need some time off any kind of impact exercising to give the tendon and muscle time to heal. Given that we’re heading into fall, I’m very sad because it is by far my favorite season to run in but at the same time, I have some pretty HUGE running goals in mind for next year and I need to be in tip top shape if I’m going to take them on.
I’ve been a bit in the dumps while pondering all this stuff and what it means for me and my running but having made the decisions I’ve made, I’m completely at peace with it. In fact, as I’m typing this, I’m already planning out the next few months to figure out how to adapt my training time to other activities and to try something different. This girl is not planning on sitting on the couch eating chips and drinking wine….well ok, I am, BUT in moderation. And by moderation, I mean not when I’m supposed to be at work and stuff.
But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves. I still have a 10k, a lap run that I will be participating in, photographing AND speaking at (holy cow!! Trifecta of nerrrrrrrrves!!), a spooky run (I need to come up with a fantastic costume!) and the santa shuffle (I need elf tights!). In short…I have a lot of fun-fun running in my future and I plan on enjoying every minute of it. All while embracing my inner ninja.