This year, I made the painful decision to not run both the Broad Street Run or the Philadelphia Half Marathon. I was really bummed about not running Broad Street, as it is my favorite race of all-time. I would have run it (if you know me, you’d know that I am stubborn as hell) but chose not to, per the advice from my running coach.
I remained constant with my rehab and training up until June, when my Hailey almost died (you can read some of these shenanigans on my Instagram). Shifted my focus on mental health, because after 16 weeks of veterinarian visits, including two stays in the ICU, I lost my shit.
Main focus was cycling on my Peloton and daily yoga classes. Since I put hundreds of miles on my bike, I thought I would be in great shape to run the Philly Half; I was sooooo wrong! I ran 3 miles this week and felt amazing, but that feeling dissipated quickly. The next morning, I woke up feeling like I got hit by a 2×4! When the pain remained 3 days later, I knew it was time to toss in the towel.
So I won’t be running anything anytime soon. I recently got my Schwinn cycling certification, so my goal at the moment is to heal my body so that I can teach indoor cycling and get back into running consistently. I have a 5K in January, but nothing scheduled until May, as I deferred BSR this year.
Seems I’ve neglected this place lately, but when you haven’t been running, you run out of things to talk about.
Anyway, how’s your year going? Any races coming up?