I’m in California at my son’s apartment in Santa Rosa which is north of San Fransisco about 60 miles from the Golden Gate bridge. I haven’t run since last Thursday, the day I left to drive here. Today I woke about 8 AM and went running. I found a nice trail along a creek and ran out 20 minutes and back 20 minutes. I could feel my ankle but it’s a bit better. Yesterday I went on a hike at a state park. The uneven ground and rocks probably wasn’t good for it. So today I felt it. I don’t know what I’m going to do, especially about the course and the Chicago marathon. Right now I’m still going to Chicago, but I’m thinking that I’m not going to go for time, just to complete it and enjoy myself.
I’ve been on vacation traveling and have not run since last Thursday. No morning runs, no long runs, nada, nothing, no running. To make matters worse I’ve sat in a car for 2 1/2 days barely moving. This might help my sore ankle, and it’ll probably crush my ability to run Chicago.