That SUPER uncomfortable and shameful feeling when…
… Your incredibly successful runner friend says he’ll come see you run sometime and you have to tell him about how you had to quit track. Especially since I’ve disappointed him before at a time when I didn’t have so much drive.
I think any of you who have read my track posts can vouch for me… It’s not because I wussed out. It’s because I literally did everything to prevent, and then fix, my legs and feet. But it just didn’t work. I just feel so shameful and pathetic about it, even though it’s not my fault.
… But you guys read my posts! About how hard I was working at the beginning. About all the stretching and icing I did preventatively. About how much drive I had to really succeed this year. But I don’t think my legs were made for high impact. I really don’t.
It just makes me so sad that I don’t have anything to show for all the hard work, effort, drive, and soul I put into track this year.
I stopped in April, though, so I think by now it’s okay to run. So after my APs I’m going full-fledged distance. In the summer I may not run as far as possible, because I’m gonna help Drew get into fitness, but I really do want to work hard for it.