Monday, March 23, 2009

Patience, Patience, Patience...

Normally I run on Sundays. I wasn't able to yesterday for many reasons. First, I helped my son with his needs. I'm not sure who knows this and who doesn't, but my 23 year old son has muscular dystrophy, so he depends on me, my wife, and my daughter, as well as personal care assistants to help him. Plus my wonderful wife is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and a partner in the firm she works at, so she's working about 75 hours a week/7 days a week. I also had a staff meeting at Weight Watchers yesterday. That being said, even if I had the time, I wouldn't have run. My left heel and instep are bothering me again. I've been icing it, and popping ibuprofen as much as possible in order to avoid a return trip to the podiatrist. Things are looking "iffy" right now. I've already decided that the 10 mile race in 2 weeks isn't possible. The only thing keeping me sane right now is Jeff Galloway's book "Marathon" arrived last week. I'm not usually much of a reader, but this book's a keeper. I'm definitely going to start training using his plan as soon as I can. Between his run/walk/run method, plus cycling, I'm confident that there's a marathon in my future in October (Hartford) or November (NY). In the meantime, I'll take it easy, read everyone's blogs, and keep my fingers and toes crossed.


Rookie on the Run said...

This HAS to be a busy time for your wife! Bet you'll both be glad when tax season is over.

I can't wait to get my Galloway book (same one). I should get it tomorrow... I think.

I hope your feet react positively to the Ibuprofen & rest. A fall marathon sounds like a perfect time of year to run!

Irish Cream said...

Hang in there . . . I know how hard the patience thing can be. At least you've got a fall marathon to look forward to :) In the meantime, take care of that foot!

Anais said...

You seem to be handling this the right way (being patient). I'm really rooting for you :)

Oh, and can go ahead with the lawyer jokes :) I find them hilarious!! ;)

ps: re: coffee, does that mean you do a pot of decaf AND regular?? That seems like it would take a lot of time!

Marathonman101108 said..., I make my own brew by mixing equal scoops of regular coffee grounds with decaf coffee grounds.