Monday, March 13, 2006

The Sun is Shining Outside and I Choose to Shine Too!

I had a very restless sleep last night, not because I was emotional drained from not finishing my race, but rather because my legs and feet ached so much that I couldn’t get comfortable. I like my wife’s comment this morning, “Did you decide to run the last 10K in your sleep last night?” :-)

I woke up this morning determined to handle this race positively. I knew I had a choice here, I can either wallow in self-pity and swear that I will never run a marathon again, or I can get up, dust myself off and keep going. I choose to keep going, I’m not done running yet! But first I need to rest. Yesterday I attempted my third marathon in 10 months, now it’s time to slow down for awhile. And just so that you know that Jack is okay, I still plan on doing my first 50K in May, albeit probably with a lot more planned walking.

In any case I think it is important to evaluate my run yesterday, only then can I learn from mistakes and misfortunes. I believe my training plan was a good one, I tapered properly and generally did everything right up to race day. Whether I made any mistakes prior to or during the race remains to be seen. I’m sure I will review each step I made over and over again for awhile, but as I said I am going to try my hardest not to let this drag me down.

Thank you everyone for your comments, it means a lot to me when you take the time to respond. I know it’s not easy to find the words to say sometimes, but I appreciate you just dropping by and saying hi!

Sounds like it was a case of luck not being with you this weekend Jack. Hope the ankle heals up quickly!
yay! what a great, positive attitude to choose. i love it!
Great attitude! I think it was sheer poor luck and stupid ice. Take a blowdryer to all ice you see the rest of the week!

You trained perfectly, sometimes it just isn't in the cards and it stinks when that's M day.
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