Been a while since I've posted. There's a lot going on at the moment that might end up making me re-think my goal of the marathon for this year - big, life-altering stuff, no fluff here. The drama is inevitable, but trust me when I say that I am not being overly-dramatic in my estimations, not by any stretch of the imagination.
I am currently signed up to run a half on June 5, another half exactly one week after that, and then another half on July 11th. I know I will do these three races for sure - but as to the longer runs required for the marathon distance - those are definitely questionable at this point. It will depend upon time, energy and resources - and those are sure to be in critically short supply in the coming months. What little I will have of these things may need to be allocated to other situations.
Suffice to say, as my life has gone haywire, so has my running schedule. I've scarcely been out on the road - or even on the treadmill - at all, and on top of that, I am still dealing with some back pain. This has not helped at all, and unfortunately for me, it is being exacaberated by stress. So frustrating!
So while everything seems hopelessly up in the air and could go in any number of directions, two things are absolutely certain, for which I am grateful. The first one is that running will without a doubt end up saving my sanity, so to the extent that I can, I need to get my ass back out there. The second is that the marathon *will* happen. It's only a matter of which one and when.