I had a realization this morning on my 45 min PF rehab run that I’m ready to get back running.
Even though I’ve not been able to run the last 6-8 weeks I’ve been busy ellipticalling, swimming, biking and working on my core. Up until this morning’s realization this training has had one purpose: to keep me from flipping/freaking out at the fact that I’M NOT RUNNING.
Another tactic that’s helped me keep my head up was still thinking I was training for a marathon. When the injury first hit in late August I moved my marathon from Hartford in Mid October to Philly in mid November thinking I’d be able to beat this PF thing and have at least 6 weeks of solid training for Philly. So I signed up for Philly, paid the $125 even though there was no refund policy.
Philly now being less than 7 weeks away isn’t going to happen and I’m 100% ok with that. Was that $125 a waste? I don’t think so because I remember being so psyched for Philly and it helped me focus and stay on track.
Anyways I am ready to run, all the hard work (not really hard work because compared to the meaty marathon training I’d be doing if I was healthy it’s a breeze) had another purpose, my body is ready for these all important runs. Will that mean I can ramp up my mileage faster, probably not, but I’m positive that in every other department of my body except my foot I’ll be ready.
Tim (Blogger Sub)