If you follow me on social media, you've seen already, I have decided to switch to the Carmel half marathon, instead of the full.
Honestly, I was hoping to not have to decide until I was actually running, and then see how I feel. And at that time if I didn't think I could do the full, I could turn off with the other halfer's.
But then I found out if I did that I would be disqualified.
So I had to make a decision, and I had to make it now.
I want to always move forward with my running, my training, even my life. But instead I feel like I've just gone backwards in so many areas.
I mean a year ago I was training for a 100 miler!
I know this is the right decision. I'm not ready for 26.2 physically or mentally. I know this is the smart thing to do. But it still sucks.
I WILL run a marathon again. Maybe this Fall.
Even though a marathon is pure torture, it was one of the best things I've ever done. 4 times.
So I have no doubt I will do it again, just not yet.
In the meantime, I'm going to try like heck to PR this half. If this race goes anything like my 10 mile race a few weeks ago, I can do it.
Thank you all for your encouragement and support as I've been trying to figure this thing out.