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.


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?