Last night I drove my family to a local ice cream place, Sundaes, got out of the car, walked in, got a chocolate ice cream cone, ate it, and walked back to the car...VICTORY!
Because I was not able to do that one week ago.
It has been almost 7 weeks since I sustained my latest running injury, my femoral neck stress fracture, and I've been on crutches since then (save for a couple of ambitious moments when I tried to come off, but ended up hurting myself again.) And last night I left my crutch in my car and walked over to get ice cream, unassisted. Victory.
When I started this blog a couple of months ago, I wanted to chronicle my training towards the Walt Disney World Goofy Challenge, the Marathon and a Half Challenge. Yes, it may have turned into an injury report, with bits of Disney Pixie Dust thrown in ...
But my goal remains the same.
Yes, I sold my entry to the popular Spring Lake Five Mile Run, and I am trying to transfer my entry to the Belmar Five Mile Run (any takers please message me).
But I am still registered for the Atlantic City Half Marathon, and also the 2013 Walt Disney World Marathon! And God willing I will run both.
I am not in denial (or maybe I'm in denial of being in denial?), I know I have to recover smart, and train smart, and listen to my doctor and to my body. We will be going to Walt Disney World in several weeks, and I have already researched online to find places to rent a wheelchair if I have to use one ... (God...30-something years old and I have to use a wheelchair at Walt Disney World?) ... but that's a big if.
But getting myself excited all over again at my favorite site:
Will keep you updated on the progress, but for now, Disney Trip planning!