How much of life is about letting go? I feel like I am learning how to let go all the time.
I have been planning on running in the Country Music 1/2 marathon all year. I've run it the past 4 years...so nothing new about that plan.
But the difference this year is that I have had two major surgeries on my feet. But the 1/2 marathon in Nashville was like a goal, a beacon if you will, for me to focus toward throughout all the months that I couldn't even walk.
I signed up for this marathon two weeks ago and encouraged other friends of mine here in Pensacola to sign up as well. (Which means that I have a 1/2 marathon registration that I would love to sell to someone).
And now I am not running it.
I am not ready. This second surgery has taken longer to recover from. I've had trouble with my ankle and calf too. And if I am honest the first foot has toes that are moving back to where they were pre-surgery. Yeah. Good times.
But I will run again. I actually did today. The first time since December 19th. A little over a mile...took me about 12 minutes...nice and slow.
I loved it. And my foot and ankle are doing fine.
The Country Music 1/2 marathon was the first long run that I ever did. And I would like to run it as long as I can get there and can run. But not this year.