That is the question. Now what? When is the next race? The next run? I did run a little with the kids at running club-felt good at the time...however, after not so much. The hip...my right hip is sore to touch-sore when I get up out of bed, out of a chair-or get out of the truck. In my mind I am running-I want to run so bad-two weeks ago I was running the marathon-I want to get back there so badly! Today my sister Yeiko, sister-in-law Kimmy and their friend Dana are running a 10km in British Columbia-how I wish I was running with them!
I have to rest. More than the two weeks that I expected. I will do some strength training-but no running. This is VERY hard for me. I miss sweating. I miss that runners high after a great run. I miss 'getting away', running the stress right out of my body one sweat droplet at a time. I miss figuring out my minute/mile average. I miss pushing myself to another level.
Running is not my identity. I am a runner. I am also many other things. Most importantly I am God's creation, uniquely wired like no one else. I am thankful that He has made me a runner.
So, for now I will have to be patient with my hip, take care of it, get stronger-so that when it is time to start running I am ready for the next challenge. Rumour around here is that there is a race (10km, half and full marathon) planned for here in Monrovia in August. If it is true-I will be running in it for sure! Probably the half marathon and hopefully with some of my SP buddies! Will keep you posted...
I am heading up country tomorrow to visit some projects one being a CLP project. I am really looking forward to getting up country to be with those we work with. I will give an update upon my return! These are the projects that the money raised through the marathon will go towards.