Sep 20, 2007

Wrapping up, Part 3. An abrupt conclusion to the season that was just not meant to be.

I was going to sub-title this post as my favorite quote from Animal House... but TNT Coach Ken beat me to it.

"Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? No!"

However... it is with a heavy heart that I must make an announcement.

*clears throat*

On September 20th, 2007 at 7:05.43 PM EST, my 2007 Race Season was pronounced dead.

*moment of silence*

I know it is sudden, and I was not expecting it. It was an accident, however there will be an investigation find out the underlying cause.

I went out for my typical Thursday 4-miler with my running club when it happened. I was thisclose to the 1 mile mark when I started to get that feeling. You know the one. The one that crippled me Sunday, that shut me down last Thursday, the very same feeling that attacked me mid-swim last night.

No, not my she-devil alter ego Speedracer... but rather the 'I' word. *sigh*


I am injured. And I hate saying it let alone being it. Injury. So not in the plan.

The pain is just not going away. I have been icing, stretching, Advil-ing, and toe-tapping every waking moment that my feet are free to do so. It is not getting better.

Something is amiss here and I need the time to correct it. To hunt it out. To destroy it and make everything better. With 3 long runs left and quite honestly some very crappy base-mileage behind me with me not breaking 5 miles since the CDC, I am calling it. So long '07 - I will see you in hell. *call me!*

DIY Shin Splint Surgery - I hope that it will not come to this

As of tonight, I am officially in off season.


This. Is. So. Foreign. To. Me.


I am going to spend time in the gym hitting the spinning class, doing some core-strengthening activities, strength-training, and really focusing on swimming efficiency. The running part will resume after my shin-splinties are gone, but in prep for '08 I will be focusing on 5K distance for now.

Do you know what? I have accomplished a lot of things this year. And I am still triumphant. I ended this season exactly as I wanted it (well except for the whole not-running Detroit thing... but that is besides the point)... I finished it with a smile because I gave it all that I had in the end.


Like I said, I just was not ready for it this year. 2008 is MY year.

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