So Eugene is this weekend. Yes, I am still going even though I had to give the marathon up awhile ago. I thought I would drop down to just do the half. Also, I made a promise to a friend that I would be there so there I will be.
However, the last time I did a run of any distance was the 12 miler I did back in February a few days before the calf strain and sciatica diagnosis. I did four on Saturday with almost no pain and then three on Monday with some minimal pain and tightness. The question is do I do the half-marathon as a run/walk fully accepting it will probably be a personal worst (I don't care about that) and just go out for the fun and because it was supposed to be a 40th birthday present for myself and to see what I can do? Or do I not risk aggravating what is clearly a healing injury and just stay on the sidelines cheering my friend Todd on to half-marathon glory and just soak in the good energy and fun of a race day morning?