I’m still digesting the fact I’m going “under the knife” in a matter of weeks! It is still somewhat surreal, like it is happening to someone else, but I’m coming to terms with it. I’ve been operating in somewhat shock mode. But it is becoming more real. I’m going in for what is hopefully the last test tomorrow. I finally talked with a nurse and I’m looking anywhere from 6 to 8 to potentially 12 (or more) weeks of recovery time, but I’m hoping it is not more. If you had told me before I fell off a cliff that I would not be able to run for a year, I would have done at least one last race. Taking that same feeling, I decided to sign up for one last race. There are no goals associated with this race other than to finish. No secret goals, no A, B, or C goals, just finish. I’ll be able to check off my 5 halfs in 2012 goal (even if I fell short in the 5 different states part of the goal) and I’ll have my last hurrah before I begin my couch vacation.
This coming Sunday I will be doing the Lacamas Lake Half Marathon. I had several options but settled on this one, even after reading and hearing about the horrific hill at the end of the race.
Is this the smartest decision I’ve ever made? That remains to be seen, but my guess is no. But I’ll be going out with a bang!
I’ll be having some time on my hands so any book or movie suggestions are very welcome. Maybe I’ll add to my very small Pinterest collection. Maybe I’ll go through and organize my pictures. Who knows? Maybe I’ll just chillax on the couch. I’m trying to look forward to just taking a break! 🙂