I have decided not to race Ironman Canada. I have a neuroma in my right foot and it hurts when I ride more than 50 miles. 112 = (50 x 2) + 12 and then there’s that marathon thing and well… no.
I thought about all of the things I could do to get to the start line. Pads, inserts, cortisone, sucking it up – whatever. And then I thought, “why?”. I had some help from my friend Kat who told me I really should think about my health first of all and I had to agree. And then a certain someone suggested that I might need to take a trip to a wedding right around that time and so I thought YES! And I withdrew.
What to do with all that time? Gardening, shoveling out my house which is way too full of ‘stuff’, writing, reading, visiting people, interior painting, napping…. there’s a long list. Oh – and playing just to play, not to compete.
Sounds pretty good to me!