Another week of no running in the hopes that my knee would start feeling better. But, no luck at all :( I was going to recap what I did last week instead of running, but I apparently did a really crappy job of recording it. Aka I have nothing in daily mile from Monday to Saturday, which is definitely not like me.
I have really been dreading writing these words because then they are true and I can't do anything to change it, but I won't be running the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon on June 1st :( I was really hoping that time off of running would help my knee, but it hasn't gotten any better at all. I tried running on Friday, but couldn't even make it half a mile without pain. Poor Mr.D had to witness a very emotional breakdown after the running attempt. Even thinking about it now makes me want to cry. I wish I could say that my knee would heal in time for the race, but I highly doubt it will be.
I think the thing that I am struggling with the most about this is that I put so much time into training and was on track for a strong marathon. But, I guess this wasn't meant to be my race and life has other plans for me. I doubt that she feels this way, but I also feel like I disappointed Solana in a way. She was kind enough to put a training schedule together for me and answered any and all questions I had. I promise that once my knee heals, I will be back to take on the marathon and will be coming back to you for training help! :)
For now, the tears have dried up, but I have a feeling they will come back when I get my first and second DNS (did not start) this weekend and on June 1st. Fingers crossed my knee heals up and I can run a fall marathon.
Tell me: have you ever had to stop training and drop out of a race because of an injury?