One week from right now I should be celebrating my 3rd marathon finish & Kevin's 1st marathon finish....but instead we'll be right here at home watching football (which isn't a bad thing....maybe just maybe the Bills will win....).
Kevin and I deferred our MCM entries to 2013 and will plan to run it next year. While training, Kevin was having massive knee pain and after a series of dr visits in August he learned he needed knee surgery to repair the damage. I was still on the fence, hadn't been training much with the move and the job search, but was thinking I may be able to do it. That thought abruptly left my mind on Labor Day when I had a serious fall while playing tag at the park with Kevin's son and a bunch of other kids. We actually thought I broke my ankle and immediately headed to the emergency room. It wasn't broken, but it was a severly sprained foot & low ankle. Awesome. Ankle wrapped, air casted, and on crutches with several doses of ibuprophen in my system and I got to go home. Rock on. Oh, and they found an old running injury in my heal and are now concerned that I have calcification of the bottom of my achilles. Pretty sure that's not good, but oh well!
At that point, I knew there was no way I could sneak in enough training to get ready for MCM. So, we both deferred to next year. :(
Right now, I'm fairly out of any kind of running shape and have lost a great deal of muscle tone. I have a lot of work ahead of me to get back what I've lost physically. I haven't really gained much weight, but I can tell my body is different, weak, and I'm not loving it. I don't feel as strong and solid as I had been prior to all this moving/job searching/ankle busting/etc. I've been back in the gym the last 2 weeks, easing into it, and wow can I feel it!! Sore sore sore! My goal is to be ready for a Thanksgiving day run.....so I have about 5 weeks. I should be able to handle that!!
So, no marathon for me in 2012 :( but that's OK! I'll get it back and Kevin & I will be ready to rock MCM 2013!!