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Nervous, but will Persevere

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

This past Sunday was my long run. I was suppose to run 18 miles, but ended up running over 15 miles. My first 12 miles were fine, but then the plantar fasciitis flared up really badly. I ended up walking the last 3 miles in pain. I haven't felt pain like that since my first Half Marathon in November 2013. As I was walking back to my car, the tears started to come down my face, because I was starting to wonder why did I sign up for this Full Marathon in September. Fear, doubt and anxiety overtook me.

Additionally, I thought if I didn't do this Full in September that I would feel like a failure, because my first Full would have been in April. But due to the lack of training, I stepped down to the Half and said to myself that I will sign up for another one in the fall. However, this has been a true challenge because doing long runs in this heat is a huge difficulty in addition to the time constraints of a long run.

Well, despite my nervousness, I am going to attempt 18 miles again this weekend. I refuse to give into fear and doubt. I will persevere and conquer these fears and doubts. I have 6 weeks remaining until my first and maybe my only Full Marathon. I will press into my training, rest when necessary and do the best I can.
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  • 68ANNE
    I am also sending healing thoughts your easy and hope things get better
    1937 days ago
    Sending you healing thoughts your way!

    I have never had PF, would wrapping your foot help? Sounds like you listened to your body and I hope this weekend you will feel better.

    I went through a similar situation last fall and friends recommended I take two weeks off and my HM was in three weeks. I did not feel comfortable doing this but believe it or not, I came back strong.. Listening to your body with some rest sounds like a great plan. Wishing you the best this weekend.. I hope all goes well..

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    1943 days ago
  • NHES220
    Sorry, that's rough! Hope with a little rest it is better next weekend!
    1943 days ago
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