The Pressure is Off.

Well, I made a hard decision the other day with my running. I’m not going to run the Bluenose Marathon 10k in two weeks. It’s a hilly, hilly course and one that I got my first 10k PB at last year.

I was okay with not running the Bluenose 10k as I was told I could defer my registration until next year. So naturally, I was really excited and happy about this. I figured I could at least Volunteer. Then I got an email saying I can’t defer since I was a “complementary entry” – basically, last fall at a conference I bid on the registration for $30 figuring I’d run the half. Well, you all know my current injury situation that won’t allow for me to run outside at the moment.

Anyway, they can’t defer it. 😦 So, I’m bummed about that but feel the pressure is now off.

Then, I was hoping to volunteer to specifically hand give out metals but that’s all full so I need to decide if I want to volunteer along the course on my own or another station within the event. Volunteering along the course is fun but I’d rather do it with some friends. So, I might just go cheer on some friends running and take in what I can.

The fun news:

1. Lilly is running the 2km kids run 🙂 at Bluenose. She’s pumped already and I have to admit…I’m really looking forward to it and hanging out with her at such a big event!

2. I’m speaking in a Panel around “Social Media and it’s impact on the Running Community” with 3-4 others from #RunATCan {Running Atlantic Canada)…so that’s really exciting.

3. I saw my NEW physiotherapist today….1.5 hours later, I have a new plan! It starts with me running tonight (5k) since I’ve been sick for the last 4 days with yet another head cold (as was Lilly).

I can do the following:

  • Run inside at a comfortable pace (no hill training or fast pace)
  • PT exercises (Bridge, Lunge and Squats 4 x week (2 sets of 15) – one right after the other with no breaks in between
  • Seeing the Osteopath tomorrow 🙂
  • See Chris {new physio guy} again Friday, then weekly after that. The pocket book isn’t going to like this one!
  • Have been advised to not run outside, especially hills right now (Good thing I’m not running Bluenose)

I’ve been off social media for a few days and haven’t even picked up my phone to take any photo’s…so here’s an oldy but goody.

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Piper in her HAPPY running place September 2014 (Maritime Race Weekend)

Stay tuned for an update on my injury/physio appointment …. and I’ll get back to better blogging 🙂

Ever defer your registration until the next year?

Anyone participate in a kids run with their kids (or niece or nephew)

How was your weekend?

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