It wasn’t the first time I didn’t run a marathon. But it was the first time I planned to run a marathon, registered to run a marathon, started training to run a marathon, but then did not run a marathon.
To put it simply, for those who have not been following the harrowing yet mundane saga, I started running about 2 years ago, spent all of last year completing races to qualify for the NYC marathon, and then after a sickness this winter, was suddenly unable to run anymore. Doctors’ visits, medications, breaks from running did nothing to help, and this summer I eventually admitted I had to stop preparing for my goal.
I still remember the day I finally had to tell myself I couldn’t do it. Read the rest of this entry »