10 days after the fact – this is an update on how I am feeling about my Marine Corp Marathon deferment. I explain why I was running the race, who I was running it for (Sorry got a bit emotional there. Wow, I am such a crier sometimes, barely held back the tears.), and how I am doing now that I can’t run at all. Being a runner who cannot run is rough!
However, as tough as it is not being able to run I am focused on getting healthy. Even though I really want to walk or bike or do anything active I am in pain many days and forcing myself to take it super easy. It is so frustrating to see people out running, especially as the weather cools down and we enter my favorite running season, but I am really trying to be smart about this so I can recover.
My new mantra: Not now doesn’t mean not ever!
Since I deferred Marine Corp instead of just dropping out I am guaranteed an entry next year and plan on running it then. Hopefully I will be healthy enough for marathon number two by this spring and MCM can be number 3.
Do you have a workout or motivational mantra/phrase that you think about, say, or repeat to help you get through a race, workout, rough patch, etc.? Please share, I’d love to hear it!