Sunday is D-Day

So this Sunday I am supposed to run a local 15K. A 15K is 9 miles (Sadly, I had to ask my husband how far that was, lol). I have marked this race my D-Day Race or Decision Day.

This Sunday will be exactly 1 month until my marathon in Florida.

I’ve been nursing an ankle injury due to the incompetence of my doctor. I was not given enough information, coincidently, she left the practice 2 weeks later. I am assuming she had already “checked out” during my appointment. Which doesn’t instill much faith in the medical field. I sometimes wonder if it would have been better to ignore my injury and just rested a little more, who knows!

I actively admit, due to this injury, I am not prepared for the marathon. I have been active in other fitness areas and when I do run short distances I feel great! My legs feel strong and everything flows…except my ankle…that still kinda says, “screw you”.

If I can run this race on Sunday, even slowly, I know I will be able to keep running and do this marathon! If it hurts to run on Sunday I have to make the excruciating decision to not start. I don’t want to make this decision. I’ve made promises, I’ve made goals,  and believe it or not I really want to run it!

My new orthotics came in yesterday, but I do not think 1 month is enough time to work them in before a marathon so I’m sticking with my old shoes.

Any thoughts or advice out there? My new foot Dr. says that I should be able to run it no problem, and she is a runner also. I just don’t know. I’m really doubting myself and my abilities these days.


Published by Kim Teter

I am a 35 year old living in Maryland. I'm trying to find a balance between a healthy lifestyle and actually having a life.

5 thoughts on “Sunday is D-Day

  1. Well, your doc says you can do it, so that’s one point in your favor. But you need to listen to your body. The last thing you want is to be on the injured list permanently. We will set out slowly on Sunday and just see what happens. I don’t want you to think about me in this one at all – in this decision, you have to be selfish. I would never forgive myself if you tried to run the marathon when you knew you shouldn’t just because of me and then you got even more injured.

    1. I know, but apparently you can have Catholic guilt and not be Catholic,lol! I know I have to make this decision it is just a really tough one!

  2. You can work the orthotics in slowly over a week or two. I wear them in all my shoes and it helps so much. I would give it a try – what did your doc say about using them? They are supposed to help you and should help to stabilize your foot/ankle so I would think they would help your ankle issue.

    1. The issue is that they recommended switching to a neutral shoe from a stability shoe. So new orthotic and a new shoe. Which I think is what cause the ankle issues in the first place

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