This is what happens when you refuse to listen to your body.
I am stubborn and I hate to give up. This can lead to some bad decisions.
For the last two months I have turned a deaf ear to my poor legs. They have been begging for reprieve and I refused to listen.
And...as a result, today I came to terms with the fact that I can't run the marathon.
This realization came with great disappointment and a few tears.
As any marathoner can tell you, the training is the hardest part and I've done it all~ the 2 & 3 hour runs, the early bedtimes and 4am wake-up calls, the ice, foam rolling, and carb-conscious eating. All of it. And, I did it on some very injured legs.
I learned a big lesson.
Don't run through it.
So, now it is time for some rest and time to take a break from running. I'm going to redirect my focus. I've got a wedding to plan and October is just around the corner.