I had a doctor’s appointment yesterday and he cleared me to go ahead and start training for a marathon again. At my last appointment we had discussed the possibility of me running one in February.
I had originally asked about December or January, but he looked at me like I was smoking crack, so I changed it to February and only received a minor eyebrow lift, so I had been hunting for February marathons.
Anyway, we had discussed me running my first marathon in February at my last appointment and when I brought it up again yesterday, he said that I would probably be fine, but that I most likely wouldn’t get the results that I wanted.
“March?” I asked.
“Well……” He looked kind of pained, so I quickly asked about April or May.
“I’d say that you could tentatively sign up for one in May.” He replied.
“May? Wait, back up, did you just say tentatively?”
Apparently, the good doctor thinks that I may still have problems next year, which may be a reasonable assumption. I have permanent lung damage and it may take awhile for my body to compensate this. As for the clots, well they damn well better be dissolved by May or I’m filling a complaint with my body. Get ‘em out, come on, move ‘em a little bit!
So, I’ve decided to sign up for the Colorado Marathon in Ft Collins, Colorado on May 9th, 2010. It will be my very first marathon. Cross your fingers. I was actually supposed to run the San Antonio Marathon two days ago as my first, but, well, we all know what happened there, but let’s forget about that and start fresh. I’ve even changed the little widget over there on the right. See….I have 172 days. I ran a half marathon there last year and really liked the scenery of the course, so I decided that I couldn’t go wrong signing up for the marathon. Plus, if I have to cancel, I won’t have to cancel hotel and flights, which was a pain in the rear.
I’ve started hunting around for new races and trying to set new goals for 2010. I even mentioned that to my coach that I would like to try a triathlon, which got her really excited, so now I’m hunting down sprint triathlons. Anyone know of a good one?
I hope everyone has a great week of training!