Anywhoodle, Dr. Diehl and I talked about what I could and could not realistically expect from my hip this fall and came up with a plan. I already realized that the Air Force full on September 17 wasn't going to happen and sold my bib a few weeks ago. I had toyed with race walking the Columbus Full in October but we decided yesterday that even though I might be able to do it, I would be risking further injury, and certainly would be pushing it in terms of preparation. So the new plan is the Emerald City quarter marathon on September 4 and the Columbus half marathon on October 16. I also hope to squeeze in the New Albany Walking Classic on September 11 - probably the 10K, even though I'd love to do the half marathon.
It's certainly not what I originally set out to do, but I have to say I'm excited about it. It's modest, but still challenging. In the mean time, Dr. D. wants me to take one more week off from race walking/running, but is encouraging me to keep my cardiovascular fitness going by biking. Get out the bubble wrap!!
In other completely random and unrelated news, Wendy moved out west a few months ago and is making me insanely jealous by posting photos like this: