With regret, your Callaway Gardens reservation has been cancelled.
|Cancellation Date||Friday, August 16, 2013|
|Arrival Date||Friday, September 27, 2013|
|Departure Date||Saturday, September 28, 2013|
It's official. My hotel reservation for the 50k has been cancelled. I am not running my first ultramarathon this September.
I've never had to miss a scheduled race due to an injury. I've never had my training derailed and my monthly mileage literally cut in half.
It's been quite depressing.
What does a runner do when a runner can't run?
I am not a gym rat. I can not spend hours on an elliptical or treadmill. I need to run. I need to be outside. I need to lace up my running sneakers, watch my Garmin search for a signal, and listen to my heart beat in time to some random song on my iPod.
It's been hard. I've been impatient, stressed, cranky, and restless. I've had no motivation to blog. I find myself scowling at my run-centric Facebook feed. I haven't been on Twitter in forever. Reading about other people running and racing makes me sigh.
Thankfully, though, I think the cloud is lifting. I've been able to run a few times a week with minimal to no knee pain. This past Thursday, I finally went for a much needed run with my running partner.
I may not be running in my first ultramarathon this fall but I will someday. This knee isn't going to keep me down forever.