Good, Bad, Ugly
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Good: I ran my 11th half marathon last weekend in Chicago -- my 11th state for the 50 states half marathon challenge.
Bad: It was my worst race ever, with a PW of 3:16:03.
Ugly: I ran the race with a broken 3rd toe on my right foot. I wasn't sure it was broken at the time (but I was pretty sure). I broke it Friday morning as I was packing to head to the airport and ran on it 48 hours later. It hurt quite a bit for the first few miles, then settled into an ache. By miles 9-13, I was passing people and not feeling a thing. Yesterday I confirmed via x-ray that it really is broken.
Good: I have an appointment with a podiatrist next week.
Bad: I'm still limping.
Ugly: I'm facing the prospect of not running for as long as 5 more weeks. And I'm registered for another half marathon in 4 weeks. I'm willing to walk it, but not even sure about that right now.
Good: I'm still working out. Both yesterday and today I got on the elliptical at the gym. I really want to maintain my fitness during this non-running time.
Bad/Good: I'm at my highest weight in a long time. I'm worried that not running will make that worse. But I'm determined not to let it. I actually need to lose during non-running time. Time to focus!