Friday, September 14, 2012

This is the final countdown. (cue the music)

2 sleeps to go until the Fox Valley marathon.

I wish I could say I'm ready to tackle the 26.2 journey that awaits me, but dealing with some sort of (above) ankle issue and allergies for the past 2 weeks have wrecked me mentally. I Can deal with the allergies, but I'm really concerned what my leg will feel like at miles 15 and beyond.

I've run a bit in the past week, but the pain above my ankle is still present. I ran 10 miles and sorta spectated the Chicago half last weekend and the ankle issue was manageable. It warmed up and was pain free with my compression socks.

I ran a short tempo workout on Wednesday with 5 miles in 39 minutes and my ankle was super cranky. I didn't wear my compression socks. Mistake.

I'll probably do a small elliptical workout or short run tomorrow morning to shake out my legs before heading to St Charles tomorrow. Ive put so much work into this race, and am incredibly bummed I won't be operating at 100% come marathon Sunday.

I'd love to achieve my BQ goal, but know that might not be in the cards for me this weekend. And I'm ok with that. Ok, not really but I have to be realistic.

This situation isn't ideal, but I'll make the most out of it.

Thank you to my family, friends, bloggy friends for supporting and encouraging me through this process. I really appreciate your love during the past 14 weeks. I'll be carrying your well wishes with me every step of the way.

Sunday morning, I'll lace up my shoes and pray for the best. All I can do is run my heart out and enjoy the scenery of St Charles.

- xaar


  1. Run your heart out friend, I can't wait to hear how it all goes. Sending you speeding healthy running vibes!

  2. Let's just get this over with! If you take a really long time drinking your beer and filling out your papers for Boston, I'll see you at the finish line.

  3. I will be thinking about you! I wish you a FANTASTIC race and I am sending you healthy, endurance-driven running vibes!!! No matter what happens, ENJOY yourself and have a BLAST!!! You deserve it!!! Can't wait to hear how it goes - and remember that no matter what happens, you are a HUGE inspiration to me and to countless others out there who have been following your journey!!!

  4. Good luck!! I hope the stars align and you have a great day!

  5. Woohoo! I'll be thinking of you! You own this!

  6. Good luck! I hope the cranky ankle behaves!!!

  7. I am sending you the most positive love and cheers! I hope you have a great race!!!

  8. You will do great! Enjoy it out there!

  9. You're going to do great! I hope your ankle behaves - remember, pain is nothing. And running is awesome.