Carrying anything (like a drink or something) is an ordeal. I'm actually now hobbling around wearing a backpack ... ironically the swag bag they gave out at my last race, the Ocean Medical 5k. It's got my ipad, phone, and chargers. all i need for now I guess.
Sucks. Two weeks ago I ran 13.1 miles and now walking a couple steps to put cereal back into the pantry is a challenge.
I flipped through Netflix and by chance I came across "Spirit of the Marathon,"
Looks good. I got through about 6 minutes of the actual movie, and yes, it's good so far and looks inspiring, but I had to turn it off all of a sudden when I realized I couldn't run. Yes, I know I WILL be able to run, but i can't run now. And today is the first full day on crutches, and first day really that it's hitting me.
yes, I know there are more serious health issues out there. but I really wish I could get around. i feel bad too that people are covering me at work, indefinitely. This is no vacation.
I also realized fully that I will not be running the Spring Lake Five. This is a tradition here on the Jersey Shore. It's a five mile run around and through the picturesque shore town of Spring Lake, beautiful really ... that kicks off the summer. I've lived here my whole life and it's a big thing. I think I read somewhere that it's the biggest five mile race in the country (10-15,000 participants). I even got up early on the day of registration to get in. (registration was sold out and closed within hours!)
I was so proud of my entry. I got in!! and not just that, I was running it!! and I knew I was not only going to finish it, but maybe have a decent time, for me anyway. My maintenance runs past 2-3 weeks had been about 5 miles each, so this race was going to be fun.
And the swag was cool so far, a nice Tech t-shirt, a pint glass, and the top 100 male and female finishers get a stoneware mug! all finishers get medals.
wayyyy looking forward to the race.
but then this happened.
and i can't run it.
I've already gotten offers for my entry. It was $40 and there's a $15 transfer fee. fine, I guess i could sell it (and give away the swag, because i don't want to wear the shirt if I didn't earn it). But it just hurts not being able to run it.