Yesterday I attempted 15 miles but could only turn in 7. The past several weeks have resulted in some great PR's on 13.1 miles but also some injuries. My legs are strained and knees 'shot' for lack of a better term. Since July 4th I've logged 347.75 miles and am a little bit behind on my monthly goal of 148 miles. The past 3 runs have had me limping the first 3 miles until I just mentally 'deal with' the pain, but yesterday was different. It was a lot worse.
Couple that with the fact that I've experienced (am currently going through) a depressive episode that is a lot deeper than any I've dealt with in well over a year and a half. I've never had one take my love of running and it's turned me into a rather 'blank' person. I was unmotivated and felt complacent to sit and stare at the walls. Again not like me. Today I've created a list of things to accomplish and am hoping to get out of the house. Due to the muscle strains I've cancelled my run for today and tomorrow will be a very light 4 miles.
The goal now is to take it a little easier on my legs and to understand that this too shall pass. I've survived much much worse. I need to stay healthy and focused for November 5th.
Ryan (That's me)