Yes, that longest "long run" has been checked off the training schedule. I am happy to report that the physio/rehab on the calf tear appears to be paying dividends, along with the icing, leg elevation, stretching and strengthening exercises. It is now also officially April so that special day is 24 days away and counting!
So, what is left to do? Well...continue doing what I am doing...exercise, nutrition, proper hydration as well as continue to see my new best friend, Jimmy the PT, 2-3 times a week. He is quite optimistic of my marathon completion with limited or no issues with the calf tear. Excellent.
Now, specifically for the Hachie Gal, I need to try NOT to obsess about the injury and my chances of a personal best. In true Type A form, I am clearly not worrying about the injury anymore nor my chances of completing the London Marathon, but rather have jumped forward way ahead to once again try for a marathon PB. Yea, even as I write it, the statement seems a but ludicrous, but a girl has to dream ( and yes, that was not meant to be an April Fool's joke, I am dead serious).
With that said, as I read this morning's Virgin London Marathon newsletter, I spyed a quote that seemed to have been written for me:
It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.
Well said, man!