I'm pretty sure I have a stress fracture in my right leg and because of that I've decided not to run the Marine Corps marathon in October (or the half marathon next month). It was a hard decision but the best thing I can do for myself at this time. I was sad this morning when I finally came to the conclusion that I need to seriously take some time off from running and I won't be able to train well enough to be prepared to run a good marathon. That was this morning...now, it's time to move on.
The good new is I love spin class! This is good because it looks like I'm going to be spending lots of time on the bike and maybe in the pool. I'd actually ride more if I had my own bike. It's kind of funny how goal oriented I am when it comes to running or working out for that matter. As soon as I decided that I needed to drop out of the marathon I thought, "Okay, what else can I sign up for?" and I came across the Sea Gull Century on October 9Th. I'm wondering if it's possible to actually train for and complete this without having my own bike? I could go to spin class and other types of training at the gym then rent a bike the day of the ride...do people do that? I could do that.
I'll get back to running eventually and I will run another marathon. I. Will. Run. Again. until then, I'll do everything else!
I'm still going to check in with all of you in the Distance Dreamers group and give you encouragement. As far as The Hard CORE Club goes, I'll continue with that. Last night was day 3 of the workout and I like it. I'm able to complete all of the exercises, I just need to get to the point where I can do the push ups without having to modify it by bending my knees, but I'll get there.