Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Shins and Travel

It's practically Thursday and I haven't run a lick since Sunday.  My shin, though not nearly as bad as it was after the 12 miler that broke it, has regressed a little on it's healing journey.  I pretty much expected this since it was a bit much to ask it to go 13.1 miles with no dispute.  I have thought about it and have decided 100% to forgo a PR attempt at RnR San Jose.  There will be other races to go for a sub-2 time.  By letting this one go I've opened myself up to having some real time to heal without the stress of feeling like I should be out there pounding the pavement.  It sucks since I was doing so well hitting the paces of my training plan, but I need to let my shin recover if I'm going to have any sort of good running in 2009.  I'm hoping to do the October halves as training runs, but I'll see where I am when the time comes.

I'm headed home to Hawaii this Friday to be a bridesmaid in my friend's wedding.  I probably won't be updating much 'til I return next Tuesday.  I've gone home a lot this past year (this is my fifth trip in the past 12 months) for various events but don't have any future trip home planned at this moment.  So unlike the last four times when I knew I'd be back shortly, there's a big question mark at the end of this one.  So I'm going to have to soak things up a bit more than the last few times.

I hope everyone has a great week!

8 comments:

*aron* said...

hawaii is my favorite place :) have a great trip!!!

Rachel said...

Wow! Have fun in HI! Hope your shin continues to heal nicely. I've done San Jose before. Lots of fun and pretty flat too. You'll have a blast.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Aloha, Mui Kai, etc ...!

Good plan to recover some more...

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Back to Hawaii? way to heal those shins, hi to MARIO !

ShirleyPerly said...

Wow, 5 times?! I only go ~4 times a year. Enjoy your time there. Smart move on the shin.

furrybutts said...

Have a great time in Hawaii!!

Steve Stenzel said...

Good luck with the shin! Take it easy!

FrecklesandDeb said...

Have fun in Hawaii!