You know how I said I was running the Boston Run to Remember?
I changed my mind.
I am behind in my training mileage and also not feeling the best in my training. As my mileage increases, my hip soreness/pain has been coming back and becoming a problem.
Initially I was thinking I would run what I could of the half marathon and walk the rest, but I also fear that I won’t listen to my body completely. And if I can’t even run 6 or 7 miles without hip pain the next few days, that would be a long walk to the finish.
It is too late to drop to the 5 miler that is already full-so I decided to opt out and be a spectator. Dave is running and he has watched me run so many full and half marathons that it is my time to be his spectator.
Sometimes it is more important to understand what is best for your body than to challenge yourself. I remember how long I was completely out of commission because of my hips before, and I want to avoid having to go through that again.
My goal with signing up for the half marathon was to get me motivated to run again and it accomplished that goal. I think I need to continue to work on building strength in my core and slowly building my base mileage before I attempt any long distance races. In the meantime, I will conquer some 5ks and 10ks when I can!
Questions for you
Have you ever had to drop out of a race because you knew you shouldn’t participate?
Was there ever a time you didn’t listen to your body and you wished you had?