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So, yeah, I'm now contemplating the strong possibility I won't be able to do the run on the 17th. Yes, I managed to get myself to the point of being able to run the half marathon distance once, but, without realizing it, I did myself some damage while doing so (I just learned all about overtraining... the hard way) and my body is currently in the process of telling me to fuck off, including letting me suffer this lovely bug I've managed to start suffering from Saturday afternoon. I was feeling better yesterday afternoon and did the P90X Kenpo workout, which should've been a solid, but not overly demanding workout. It left me completely drained. That's not good. Been feeling like crap since then. Meh.

I don't know if I'll be able to pull my body back together enough to do this run, if even moderate workouts are fucking with me, and an $80 entry fee sort of prohibits 'just giving it a try, anyhow'. Conventional wisdom says there's always next year, but I don't know if I'd be able to avoid the same conditions that led to overtraining this time, key amongst them: not being able to regularly get a solid 8 hours sleep after my workouts and doing Kung Fu on what should be my rest days. There's also the whole thing where I'm not looking forward to the entire sacrifice of time and effort that it took this time around, which cost me a lot in terms of time I would normally have spent doing extra training and conditioning for Kung Fu. (I'm also not pleased at the loss of kick flexibility, courtesy of some damaged and very tight thigh muscles.) To do it again, and this time properly, I'd pretty much have to give Kung Fu altogether. I'm not willing to do that, so, yeah, fuck.

*hugs*

Date: 2013-02-06 09:06 am (UTC)
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Okay, yes, that really sucks.

Now consider the damage to your Kung Fu potential if you turn off the alarm, run anyhow, and really hurt yourself. Which sounds rather likely.

Re: *hugs*

Date: 2013-03-20 12:30 am (UTC)
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
>>Sorry I've been so long on getting back to this. (I'm bad.) <<

You are not bad, just ... spread a little too thin for comfort.

>> Yeah, I managed to do myself some damage. The run I did the weekend before the race demonstrated that amply. <<

*sigh* Wisht I wasn't so good at predicting things I haven't got the leverage to prevent, sometimes.

>>For now, I've stopped running and I'm just focussing on Kung Fu and doing P90X for conditioning.<<

Take care of yourself. I don't like it when bad things happen to you.

Re: *hugs*

Date: 2013-03-20 01:07 am (UTC)
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
>>Well, if it helps any, the damage had already been done; I just didn't know it for sure yet.<<

*ahem* Would that be before or after I warned you about the possibility?

Re: *hugs*

Date: 2013-03-20 02:30 am (UTC)
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Okay, then I won't scold you, just sympathize.

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