You all know I had great ambition for my racing schedule this year, scheduling three half-marathons, a 10-miler, a couple 10Ks and hoping to add a few more to my calendar. You also know that so far my current stress reaction scratched the 10-miler, a 10k and a half-marathon off that calendar. Well, I did some soul searching over the weekend and made a decision that was made final today.
I reached out to the organizers of the See Jane Run Half-Marathon series and asked to have my registration switched from the half-marathon to the 5k race. I registered to run the half-marathon in Seattle on July 17th, less than two months from now. While I'm happy that I ran 2 miles on Saturday without any pain, there's no way I can safely build up to 13.1miles in less than two months. I still have the Detroit Half Marathon scheduled for October 16th, and in all reality, that's the most important race to me so I don't want another injury to keep me from running it.
I'm hoping to run the Mini 10k here in June, but that's still tbd. It all depends on how I continue to feel and progress.
My thanks and gratitude go out to the wonderful people at See Jane Run events who are allowing me to switch distances. I'm thrilled that I'll still be able to participate in such a great event!
If life throws you a lemon, make lemonade.
- Have you ever switched distances for a race?
- What's your favorite way to relax after a really long, hard day at work?
Today's workout -
.25mile walk warm-up
.25mile walk cool-down
1x30sec side plank (each side)