One of the great ladies I coach has been sending me funnies as a "daily dose of laughter medicine". She is right, laughter is great medicine. Here are two of the pics that have made me laugh, for those of you who are also injured out there, or for anyone who has been injured, here you go. :)
|Seriously. I am anti-violence, but.... Patience = gone. Irritability factor = sky high.|
|I think I have said this exact phrase to a few of my teenagers multiple times.|
So far two things have been decided for sure. The first is, I won't be running Boston. I will have six weeks once the cast comes off before Boston. If everything heals perfectly and I really push it, I am sure I can get in good enough shape to finish the 26.2 miles. But it won't be a great race (time wise) and at this time I just know it isn't smart to push it. I want to come back smartly, strongly, and completely. I don't want the pressure of a super close race causing me to push harder than I should with this recovery, and I want my next marathon to be AWESOME. The last 9 months or so have been really rough with my running and it's time to end this chapter and start a new one. There will be some shorter races in late spring/summer and then a fall marathon.
The other thing decided is that for the next 20 days 19 hours and something minutes I am not going to stress out about cardio. I can't pool run with the cast. I can't elliptical. I can't do anything that would require the foot to flex. The only thing I really might be able to do is the bike, but the cast doesn't fit on the pedal well and there are concerns that riding it with the cast on could cause some muscle imbalances (so would do more harm than good). So I am doing my core and upper-body work daily, and besides that, I am resting. Just resting. I know my fitness will take a hit, but I also know it will come back, and that this break will do me good in the big picture of my running.
Ok, more soon.
Have any funnies to share with me?