Now for a little good news: I ran FOUR MILES last Saturday with no pain during or after! I had a serious happy dance going on (which also did not hurt my hip). So far this week, I've run 3+ miles on both Monday and Wednesday with no trouble. I'm taking it slow and still foam rolling and icing after every workout, but I'm cautiously optimistic that I'M BACK!
Aaaaaannnnnnd here's more bad news: with only 12 weeks until the Columbus Marathon, There isn't enough time for me to safely increase my mileage from 4 to 26.2. "Safely" being the key word. three weeks after Columbus, I'm running a Ragnar Relay, a 200 mile relay race through the hills (read: mountains) of Tennessee. I have been planning and looking forward to Ragnar for almost a year now. I ca not afford to be injured and miss it. All that being said, I changed my Columbus Marathon entry to a half marathon this morning. I may or may not have shed a tear or two when I clicked the submit button. I know this is the right decision for me and my still healing hip, but that doesn't lessen the disappointment or feeling of failure.
Lots of fun to still be had this summer!
How did your July Abs Challenge go? Will you join me for another abs challenge in September?
Have you ever had to downgrade a race? How did you deal with the disappointment?