Yesterday was a bit difficult the whole way around.
I did run in the morning and got in my 10 miles. That put me at 37 for the week and 145 so far for the month. That is exciting to me as I was working toward my marathon in September.
Then I was told news that might change my plans of running the Lehigh Valley Marathon…
I messed up. When I looked at the location of the marathon, somehow I thought it was in Altoona, PA. An old friend who was reading through my blog noticed that I had said Altoona and it is actually in Allentown, PA. Ugh…
Altoona is 1 hour from my mom’s home. My plan was to visit her which I do each Fall and then run the marathon with TJ (RS is too young) and then head back to her home afterwards. Allentown is 3 hours away! My plan no longer works. The race starts at 7:00 AM.
I have been thinking over my options all day yesterday. I just can’t make this work, at least at the moment.
So, Boston may have to wait for another year. We may go to Jacksonville in December and run that marathon, but then if TJ and I qualify we will need to wait until 2015.
I like to set goals for myself and work hard to achieve them. This throws my goals into chaos. I know people will say, “you probably need another year anyway”, and that may be true. But I had a goal and this just makes it hard. It is one thing to try and not make it, but to not be able to try… Oh well.
Life goes on. There may still be a way to qualify for Boston before September registration.
Never say never.