I was supposed to run a half marathon yesterday. The annual Stampede Road Race. I was striving for a 2:30 finish when I started this training cycle. Instead, I have a Did Not Start. The day came and went, and other than some posts I saw on social media, I didn’t really think about it. I’m in a mental place where I know it wouldn’t have been possible to run, so I wasn’t upset. My focus is on getting healthy so that next year I can come back stronger, and maybe even have a sub-2:30 goal. And with the crazy heat we’ve been having here, I am sort of glad I didn’t have to run it.
Instead, I spent the day with friends and family. It was a great day. No regrets or disappointment with the situation at all.
I did my second rehab run today and it went pretty good. Back on the treadmill and increased my intervals by a minute – 3 minutes running with 1 minute walking for 6 rounds. There is still a bit of stiffness in my toes, but it went away after the second round, same with the bit of pain on the inside ankle. I’m not at the speed I was before the injury, but I’m happy to just be running and seeing improvements. I’m going to try my next rehab run on the track, so fingers crossed it goes well. I know I push myself harder without the security of the treadmill keeping me at a set pace, but I know I will need to reign it in to keep seeing improvements.