Season’s Over

My running season is officially over.  The achilles tendinitis healed and is no longer the problem, but I’ve developed a new injury that is absolutely disabling.  Not sure if it’s peroneal tendinitis at the 5th metatarsal, a stress fracture, or cuboid syndrome, but I can barely walk without any pain.  So I’m waving the white flag right now.  The plan is to stop running for the next 1.5 to 2 months to really let the injury heal, and then run the Eugene Marathon in 5/2011 or Newport Marathon in 6/2011 to try to qualify for Boston.  I realized that even if I were to qualify in 12/2010 during the Tucson race, I wouldn’t be able to run Boston until 2012, and the time is only good for 2011 and 2012.  However, if I qualify in May/June 2011, I’ll be able to run Boston in 2012 and 2013.  So everything works out at the end.  塞翁失馬, 焉知非福

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3 Responses to Season’s Over

  1. Anonymous says:

    Sorry to hear about your injury, but this sounds like a great backup plan. I'm sure you will BQ sooner or later, it's just a matter of time (no pun intended). – S.Y.

  2. L.Y. says:

    Such is life, what can you do but roll with the punches. At this rate, I'll be 40 by the time I get to Boston. J told me you're running Philly. Hope your training is going well, and have FUN at the race.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thanks, yes it's my first, I'm excited! Hey that's not a shabby way to celebrate turning 40.- S.Y.

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