I’m going to admit I’ve been in a little bit of denial lately.
I have been so excited to get started on my training
that I’ve been ignoring the fact that my IT band and knee are
not very happy with me right now.
I did reduce my mileage at first.
And then I took a little break. A little one.
I saw a physical therapist, who also told me to take a break.
“A week and a half is not a break,” she said.
However, I’ve been trying to just “take care of it myself.”
Which I don’t think is working anymore.
So here I am, grumpy. Bitter. Annoyed.
All I want right now is to run.
And I really can’t.
I think this is the exact reason I was not too keen on signing up for a marathon.
Because I knew once I told people, there’d be no turning back.
And now there’s no turning back. Except that I can’t even start training yet.
Boo. How lame!
I’d like to call myself a positive person.
I’m a “glass is half full” kinda girl.
But right now, not so much.
They say God doesn’t give you anything you can’t handle,
so apparently I can handle this.
But right now, it’s not so fun.
I honestly am trying to distract myself as much as I can.
Reading a TON. Swimming and getting tan.
Focusing on abs and arm strengthening.
But honestly, all I want to do is run.
Well, here’s saying goodbye to denial,
and here’s hoping.