Saturday, December 11, 2010

The marathon will have to wait.

Well, today I decided to listen to Jamoosh and do what's best for my body instead of my ego, I have officially dropped from the full marathon to the half marathon. I already feel the stress melting away. A marathon is still a goal of mine but right now doesn't seem like the time. I want to be able to continue running in Germany and I'm worried another DNF will crush me.

I feel good about doing the half, I know I can do it and it will allow me some more healing time. I really wish the race wasn't sold out because Luis would love to run it with me and then at least I'd be marking something off my goal list, running a half with my hubby. Oh well, I feel a lot better now and I feel like I can continue to focus all my stress on our move, LOL.

18 comments:

Suzanad said...

It sounds like a good decision since you already feel good about it!

Hope the moving won't be too stressful on ya.

Good luck running!

Barefoot Neil Z said...

Look on local running forums. or Google Race bibs +(Your race). THere is always someone selling their bib... Good Luck!

Pam said...

Wise choice!!!!

Marlene said...

I'm sure it was tough, but it sounds like you made the right decision here. I have known too many people (blog & IRL) who have run a marathon when they shouldn't have and ended up injured for months. Not worth it! Your time will come.

~Andrea~ said...

Way to go!! You will do great and it will be alot more fun without all the stress :)

Adrienne said...

You made the right decision even though it was a tough one. Good luck on your move.

Christina said...

Good luck on your move.
Sometimes it is difficult to make a good decision.

Jamoosh said...

Half the distance - twice the fun!

Teamarcia said...

A tough decision for sure but a wise one. THere will be other marathons. time flies!

Wells L said...

Good luck! You'll do great! Enjoy the journey. Don't loose sight of the good in life among all the stress. Happy Holidays!

Her Name is Rio said...

Sounds like you made the right decision. Even if you did take Jamoosh's advice (LOL!).

Jenna Renee said...

Glad you made a decision that you are happy with! Good luck with the rest of your move! :)

FruitFly said...

If you already feel relieved then you know you made the right decision! Besides it's not like a 1/2 marathon is just a walk in the park. You'll still be out there kicking ass - and you'll just get to start the after party a little sooner!

kizzy said...

that sounds great!!!
--I prefer running without shoes. My toes didn't get cold. Besides, if I'm in front from the start, no one can step on them. ~Michelle Dekkers - smartwool

Katie said...

sounds like you made the right decision, if the stress is melting away! lots of luck for a strong and powerful half!

Wells L said...

Hey Allie -
Was that you that left a comment about the Newton Lady Isacs on my blog? If so, thanks so much for reading and the comment. Can I confess I haven't heard of Newtons??? I WILL DEFINITELY check them out, though. If that was you who left the comment - so glad we are similar.
Thanks for reading -
Wells L
mystorychapter2.blogspot.com

Wifey said...

Glad to hear the stress is lifted! I'm sure you'll rock the half.

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Wells L said...

Miss your posts, but having been in the army myself, I know how hectic life is feeling right about now (can't imagine facing a half marathon at this time - you're amazing!). Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and you are able to ring in the new year with splendor.