Marathon Plans on Hold

After that half marathon a couple weeks ago I’ve come down with what feels like Plantar Fasciatis pain.  I took a week off and ran for a week with some mild pain, including a 14 mile run.  But, I’ve come to the conclusion that my feet won’t get better unless I completely stop running.  I hate making the decision, but I think I’d be in for a real injury if I keep going like I am.

I emailed the folks that run the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon and asked if they could defer my registration until next year.  They said yes and went ahead and did it.  My heart & body want to keep running, but my brain is telling me to cut my losses.  So, no running for 2 – 3 weeks, at least.

I’ve bought swim trunks and goggles, and my first swim “workout” has shown me that really have a lot to learn, starting with just breathing properly!    But I’ll keep on trying to swim, spinning classes, and the stationary rower.  And doing some weight lifting and paying attention to leg strengthening exercises.  I’m also going to do some more reading on what I need to do to keep myself healthy for the next attempt.

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