|Crossing the line in the 1982 Boston Marathon|
(49th in 2:22:39)
Today, although still feeling a bit spaced out, I have returned to the world of the living and am eating and drinking normally. I'm hoping my ailment was just some kind of 48-hour bug I picked up, though the hospital tests didn't identify any viruses. I decided not to exercise today either, and will now have missed three complete days. The downtime seems to have been the catalyst for a more realistic assessment of my marathon training plan. There was still some specific pain in my right arch when I got up this morning and I have decided I would be smarter to continue resting it than to resume jogging this week as intended.
|Showing off my Boston Marathon medal after|
the post-race presentation (it is engraved
Top 10, though awarded to each of the top
50 in recognition of the growth in numbers).
So, for now, I'm not even going to walk any distance until I feel the right arch is better. If I'm lucky enough to be running pain-free by the end of next week, then I'm still a chance to be fit enough to run well in Melbourne. If not, I'll just have to postpone my ambition for a couple of months and hope I get a better training lead-up.