At this time tomorrow, I'll be on my way to having a new leg!! Well, a slight exaggeration, but the pain of compartment syndrome with be gone, gone, gone!
I am happy with where I am right now - I was able to get in some awesome workouts this weekend, including an awesomely hard bike workout, and a 15 mile run (yes, you read that correctly - my lower leg may actually spontaneously combust before tomorrow morning). The run may have been "foolish" in some people's eyes, due to a myriad of reasons. However, it gave me the confidence and mental peace going into tomorrow, knowing exactly where my fitness lies. And it was a run with this favorite, so we did a lot of chatting and laughing ;just what the doctor ordered. Hee.
Both the Eugene and Big Sur Marathons were today - Eugene was where I was going to lay down a spectacular race, and Big Sur was a a reminder of last years race which including heat, and a make-shift course. I thought today would be hard for me, mourning the death of a marathon as well as the anniversary of one of my slowest marathons ever. Oddly, I felt just fine. Sure, I had my "woe is me" pity party this morning for a few minutes, as Facebook and Twitter were blowing up with excited racers, but then I remembered that this is all part of a long term plan.
The last few months have been a long road; lots of highs and lows, waiting for answers, and wanting to know how this is all going to turn out. I'm anxious to get in there, and then get on with recovery. I'm hungry to race, and run fast again. The thought of toeing the start line (of any race at this point) makes me giddy. This weekend of sweaty greatness reminded me of just how much I love this sport, and how lucky I am to be able to be a part of it.
Thank you all of your support and well wishes - I'm looking forward to coming back better (and faster) than ever.
Catch y'all on the flip side..