Thursday, May 17, 2007
Time to face the sun
I really appreciate the support and encouragement and chuckles about my self-inflicted injury. And with that, it's time to turn around and face the sun. I've been worried and cranky all week with the calf. Every step is a reminder that I shouldn't have done what I did. Yes, it's still sore, but it is getting better. I have a feeling there will still be twinges at Bishop in 2 days.
I was thinking of cancelling the trip. I certainly could use the time to get other important things done. But that's not the right thing to do.
Here's the right thing (I'm sure someone will correct me if they think I'm wrong):
Hop on that plane tomorrow morning, arrive in Reno in the afternoon, drive to Bishop. Hope I can get there (without speeding) for the pre-race talk. Sleep (does ANYONE ever sleep before an ultra?), wake up, START, laugh at myself, take it easy, face the sun, embrace the sun's warmth, monitor the calf, keep going as I am able, stop if I feel like it's hurting, or keep going till I've covered the 50 miles.
Sounds reasonable to me.
If I can't do it, it's ok. I have 4 days of training in Death Valley coming up the next weekend! That's the most important thing for me.
I'm going to put my Dork Club membership on hold for a bit now. :)