- I’ve made the decision to pull out of Boston for this year. Sigh. It was the right move–even if I were able to run next week, I’d be risking a new injury by trying to get the miles in I’d need to run there in April. Not worth it to me.
- The bummer is that Boston has no deferment policy. While that means I’m losing the $100 entry fee (or whatever it was, can’t remember!) it’s ok; I already have a time for 2012 and with any luck, I’ll better that time next Fall when I run another marathon.
- For the time being, I’m not going to commit to any races. Not sure when I’ll be back to running, so not sure what is a realistic time frame for racing. I’d like to think that a late spring 1/2 marathon might be possible, but only time will tell.
- I’m seeing an ortho tomorrow and considering a cortisone shot. I have mixed feelings about cortisone–I don’t want to simply mask my pain and return to running while still doing damage. But if it would calm the inflammation down and perhaps speed up the healing, then it’s worth a try. I plan to talk it through with the doctor and weigh the risks/benefits. If I do get the shot, I won’t even try to run for a couple of weeks to make sure I’m not running with a false sense of security.
So that’s the story from here. I hope everyone is enjoying a day off today. I intend to have the kids clear out their closets of old toys, etc. today and then donate it all– a very tiny way to have them at least acknowledge what Martin Luther King Day is all about. Just might have realized this is important when my six-year old did her homework over the weekend. After reading about MLK’s “I have a dream” speech, she wrote down that her dream was “to buy a kitten.” So proud.