When To Say When
Today’s Workout: 1500 meter swim
There have been so many times in my running life when I should have said when to a race. In January 2009, I ran the Manhattan Half Marathon in 11 degree weather. I shaved 7 minutes off my previous half marathon time with that race mostly because I was so cold, I didn’t want to stop and walk. I would have never started again.
I should have said when to the Philadelphia Marathon in November 2009. I was still on antibiotics from having the flu the prior week but I ran it anyways.
I ran the More Half Marathon in April 2009 and the Philly Half in September 2009 injured. I chose to run the Bronx Half Marathon in February 2009 while I had the stomach flu. Many many pit stops in that race. .
That list is pretty long but I made it through all those races fine. Maybe not in the best shape afterwards but still crossed the finish line.
But, it’s no longer just about me anymore. I was reminded on Tuesday (thru now) that my body is no longer my own and I’m sharing it. I haven’t been sleeping well at night and I am having abdominal pain. I went to the doctor on Tuesday and he assured me that both are normal. Things are moving and stretching which are causing my soreness.
Running the past couple of days has been uncomfortable and I’ve had to stop. Unfortunately, I am having to say when to the Hershey Half Marathon this weekend. I would still do it if I could walk the course but there is a 14 min mile pace requirement that I won’t be able to keep up with.
I’m sad to have had to cancel but I know it’s for the best. If I was just thinking about myself, I would be running no matter what but times have changed. The husband promised me that the Hershey Half will be in my future, just a couple of more years away.
Have you ever had to cancel a race?October 13, 2011
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