Right now, it's all about beating back the assaults on my function; there's none of that necessary "F.U.!"-sized stuff on my horizon that can help me bring enough focus and determination to vault over such paltry issues as washing my damn hair. (One side of my face laughs wryly as I say that.)
There's the shorter CRPS walk/roll/run in December, Quench the Fire!, and that's a good, reasonable goal.
I need a slightly unreasonable goal, or I can't really focus. Normal goals really do bore me. Sad, possibly warped, but true.
look at my last stallout. Awful.
It's just awful to be reactive in my goals, and especially in the goals for my horribly challenged physical self -- my only vehicle of life.
I have to do better.
I need something more -- something a bit larger than life to strive for. (Just ask my mother. I've been like this since I was at least 2.)
+ I have a year to pull myself together. If you could help hook me up with some kind of structure for training, so much the better.
+ Keck staffs the medical tents, which I find automatically reassuring.
+ It's slightly crazy, but not completely insane. Perfect.
- Potentially difficult, risky and expensive. ...Just like life.- Ummm...
I think the Ayes have it. What do you think? And, if I'm in town, I'd be delighted to do the 5/10k at the end of this year. Not as a goal, but as a coincidental benefit.
|It's all about pacing.|
I realize we've only just met, and this might strike you as brash or ill-considered. I'm not saying it isn't, but it's very much in character and, with a little bit of faith from those backing me, could be just the mental kick to help with quite a few intermediate hurdles.
And, of course, I might finish.
(With a little publicity, this could be pretty cool all around. Fat, brittle, middle-aged, chronic CRPSer turns marathoner. -- Huh, that gets MY attention! And how cool if I was not the only one....)
I used to be a middle-distance runner, going 4 miles up and down a canyon or 6-10 over surface streets, 2-5 days a week. I kept getting back to it, pre-injury; I enjoyed it, and looked for places to live where it was safe to run.
Marathoning is a different mindset, but I think it's learnable. And learning to do a marathon in a paced, calm, controlled, ANS-managed, non-frantic manner... well, that's one hell of an F.U. to CRPS!
I look forward to hearing what you think about this... I think :) I really do want your advice and would love to be able to check in with you as I go, so please mull it over. I'm seeing my whole team next week, so I'll get to do plenty of hashing-out. I'll blog it and talk it over with some of my old guard this weekend, too, so I'll be better prepared for our conversations.