Yes, that's right... for the love running & my sanity: I've got myself a coach.
Today was our first session, first of many I imagine.
In just one teeny tiny hour I went from delated... to inspired. I've got a long way to go, but I am doing it...
As far as the injury goes, its a "don't know" "no way to really know" "see how we go" type of situation.
I've known that Wallowed in that knowledge for some months, and I have to say.... it's a hard pill to swallow when running was is such a passion for me.
The past six months I've barely run more than 20kms in total. Oh sure, I've sweated up a storm, cycling, cross training, weights, swimming... and I've enjoyed all of that (most of the time).
However, those of you who love to run, know what I speak of, when I say how very disempowering it is to have your run fall to pieces.
And my lack of run combined with the slow deterioration of a loved one, and then their passing... well let's just say, I've been in sunnier places, had happier times.
Where to now?
I am allowed to do a 3km run tomorrow.
I will try get back into regular training with the FIT gals (who my coach rates highly, of course :))... but I will "treat my body with respect" as coach instructed and I will take it easy.
City 2 Surf.... well that remains a big question mark in the air right now... I will likely run it but no hopes for a PB or any other lofty goals, just going and having fun and enjoying it with my FIT gals and my family will be an awesome event. With only 50 days to go, I am not being too hopeful that I'll be able to turn it all around so quickly.
The biggest plus about today is that I had that glint in my eye, my enthusiasm for what I love returning... slowly but surely I will get my run (fun) back on.
I am going to do it right though! Respect my body!