Running is a road to self-awareness and reliance … you can push yourself to extremes and learn the harsh reality of your physical and mental limitations or coast quietly down a solitary path watching the earth spin beneath your feet. But when you are through, exhilarated and exhausted, at least for a moment everything seems right with the world…

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Set myself up for failure

I have failed yet again. So I did start training after I wrote my last entry, but I only made it through the first week. A few short 1-2 mile runs and then one 3 miler. Half way through the 3-miler I was in so much pain I sat down and broke down weeping. I really set myself up for failure on this one, because there was no way my ankle was healed. So I took another 5 weeks off, and did a ton of walking during this time. Since then I've been starting back on my running, but I'm taking it easy. I've still been doing a lot of walking, and have been adding in a mile of running to a 3 mile walk. I've also tried a couple of 2 or 3 milers, and I've been doing okay at them. It's hard to get back into it after such a long time off, and I have to take a lot of walking breaks.
The main problem I'm having now is that I don't really have time for a half marathon. I have enough time to train and all that, but I'm moving. To another country. And I leave the cities in 6 weeks. Insane. Not to fret, hopefully I'll be able to find a fun marathon to race in Europe.