Thank you so much for all the kind words about my Marathon dilemma, they were all so very much appreciated!! I have made a decision- I am officially changed over to run the half marathon. I know that I could do the marathon but it would not be pretty by any means and I would be wrecked for quite a while afterward. Plus, I respect that 26.2 miles to much to go into it under-trained.
I went out for a 3 mile run on Wednesday and it felt sooooo nice to be out in the absolutely gorgeous weather. I was trying to slow down and take it easy; oops that didn't happen. I ran the 3 miles in 26:45 (8:55 clip) But my hip still hurts. So under advisement from my brother (who has run 10 marathons) I am not going to run at all from now until race day. This is going to be torture but I know that is the only way I am going to heal. I am going to go out that day and just enjoy myself; time is out the window . Don't get me wrong, I would love to get a good time but I would much rather have a 'good time'. There are so many of you running this race - it is going to be fantastic!! I figure it is Mothers Day- what a nice gift to give myself- heath and fitness!!!!!
So in the meantime, I am going to cross train and get my weight training routine back going again. I have been kind of lax in that department lately, just started adding the weights back in and wow, what a difference that makes.
Have a Fantastic Friday!!!!