STILL SNOWING! Its cold, its blustery, its wet. They're saying its one of the earliest snowfalls. Hmm. Yeah. Comforting. I hate being this negative about something that's as certain as death and taxes, but I just never get used to it or like it! Drat my parents for living in Michigan!
That being said, it looks like it will be another cold, wet day for another walking 5k--another event I signed up for in anticipation of progressing with my running toward the half marathon at the end of the month and now will be walking. Once again, I'm thankful I can even participate in any way, but I can't help feel just a little put out by the fact that to me there is no real victory for walking a 5k. I feel most people should be able to walk--if not a 5k, then something. Maybe I'll go faster than the last one. But it doesn't really put me where I would have liked to be right now.
What I am looking forward to is mingling with everyone again and seeing how everyone else is doing and hearing about their lives and training. So many people right now getting ready for their big event of the year--a marathon or half, and IMFL. My friend from work is gearing up for Chicago next weekend with the hope and plan of qualifying for Boston. She has been training so hard for so long--like she said this has been her dream for 10 years. Whew. That's a long time to be waiting for something to happen. I have a lot of confidence in her abilities this year.
And then everyone who is gearing up/down for IMFL. So many of you! I know you will all do well, whether this is your first (Nancy) or one of several (Shelley--I lost count!). I will be there in thought with all of you.
And I am planning my comeback, and soon I hope. I have fears about my abilities again, but I do know I have come almost full circle from the beginning of the year, so I feel I'm ahead of next year already. I am looking at training plans and trying to come up with some sort of schedule for next year. So I guess my downtime isn't going totally to waste.
Next week will be 6 weeks since the accident and new x-rays will be taken. This will tell me how I am healing and hopefully what I can start doing. I really haven't been motivated to get back to the gym, but planned to go when I felt ready. I think I am ready now to venture out once the x-ray results are known.
I hope everyone has a good training weekend or their planned events go well. I'll report how the 5k went later.