I haven’t run since the Haunted Half relay and very sparingly before that. I didn’t even really get to train for Big Sur like I should have. I started feeling the beginning of the end in January of this year… and now it’s December.
I did the majority of my marathon training by pool-running at a local gym. I spent months in that pool, rather in the great outdoors listening to my totally awesome playlists, like I should have been.
I have gone through many ups and downs wading my way through this “run-less” life. I will start running for a while and then my knee/calf/hamstring flares up again.
I don’t want you to feel sorry for me. That’s not the purpose of this post. I am just sharing my thoughts like I always do here.
I have started Focus T25 so I’m hoping that will help me gain some strength and possibly some speed (one can dream!) when I finally get back to running. I just finished Week 1 and am feeling great. I finally have a plan too. As a runner, I am so used to having a training plan to follow that I just go to shambles when I have no plan. I think I’ve said it before – I am a planner.
But so is our God. Our God. Who am I to doubt? I know that He has a great big plan that I can’t see because I am right smack dab in the middle of it. I know that He wants more for his child than I could ever fathom for myself. Therefore, I’m trusting Him and praising Him all along the way.
What has been your longest/worst injury?
How do you deal when you are sidelined?