Wait, what? When did that even come up?
Well about mid-summer, I found out I had a chance to work in Buenos Aires on a coaching rotation for work (it’s my tax job related so if you want to know more, let’s chat!) for 8 weeks.
Coincidentally, it was also around the time Buenos Aires marathon is happening.
That would be amazing, so I kept the hope of being able to run in the back of my mind.
But in case you haven’t noticed, because you’re new to my crazy world of running, or maybe cause I haven’t been whining enough but yea… I broke down.
Yup, and after Wisconsin Marathon I have pretty much stopped running besides 30 minutes here and there at a slower than normal pace for me (10 min miles versus 7:30s/8s I normally did).
I am getting better. My plantar fascia is under control and aside from running I am pretty functional. That being said, I am only up to 6 miles runs and they don’t really feel magically easy.
I know sometimes it might seem that I have a natural talent for running.
Secret… I really don’t.
Taking four months off and then trying to run… feels like I am starting from couch to 5K. It’s hard, and kinda uncomfortable. Weird things get sore that never got sore before. I get tired and frustrated that things don’t feel as easy as they once did. It actually kinda sucks and I don’t know if me and running get along now as well as we did. We just have to rebuild our friendship over time I guess like we did before. I did it in 2011/2012 and i can do it again.
Furthermore, the number one cause of injuries is a history of injuries. I guess I can now say I have an injury history. Yay go me.
Anyways, I would like to stay on my road to being able to run distance at some point in the future and running this marathon is just not worth my high risk, regardless of the fact that I won’t know if I’ll ever have a chance to return to Argentina again. Sometimes, the extra bling that’s a notch on the belt, will have to be let go.
Marathons seems like they were just an easy thing to do half a year earlier, but I’m starting to understand more than normal people that call them hard. They kinda are =(.
Luckily, aside from running, I love traveling! Tony will be coming to visit me that week and I decided that instead of being depressed about not running and jealous. I’m sorry, I’m a scorpio, when I see people doing what i love, or used to do, I get jealous! I’m happy for them, but I’m miserable for myself. So instead we’re going to Mendoza!
Yes, if you can’t run marathons, why not do a wine drinking marathon instead?
So here is my question of the day, or month since that seems to be as often as I post lately?
Have you ever been to in Argentina:
Tell me things! I am excited! II am working on convincing myself that, life goes on beyond running. I will keep seeing the world and who knows, maybe soon enough it’ll be through my running shoes again.