A few days ago, I posted about a complete lack of motivation caused by the January slump, my foot injury and general business. Thankfully however, even just writing that post made me feel much better and more motivated, like I’d gotten a weight off my mind; and that’s not to mention the lovely comments and kind words that were left for me. So thank you!
But thankfully I’ve finally made some progress. I had a long cross-training session on Sunday, and even managed to get some squats and strength training in (so much so, I’m still paying for it with the DOMS!)
Additionally I visited my physiotherapist. Being lovely as always, he told me that despite all the pain I’m in, I’ve objectively made a lot of progress since the last time he saw me in October. He not only permitted, but encouraged me to keep on running, and said I could at least begin training for the marathon in April, although he wasn’t making any promises I’d make it to the starting line.
And so today, it hit me. I’m running a marathon.
Let’s just take a moment to panic.
As for training, the physio said I’m allowed to do sprints, intervals, hill repeats- the whole lot. Not that I’m guaranteed to be pain free (by any stretch of the imagination); but he seems to think it’s at least worth giving it all a shot and seeing how my body reacts.
So yeah. 100% on the marathon training bandwagon. Being in quite a bit of pain, it’s not the start I wanted, but I resolve to at least try to remain positive!
And if there’s one thing to be grateful for, it’s getting my mojo back. Thank you, internet runner friends!
Any tips to stop me panicking about the marathon?
Lots of love,