Saturday, October 27, 2012

13.1 Dallas Update was supposed to be the day that Greg and I ran 13.1 Dallas with team World Vision. Sadly, we had to make the decision to forgo the race due to unforeseen injuries. I'm heartbroken. I have been training for this race since February. However, if I want to be able to run any time in the near future, I need to take care of my body, and running 13.1 miles on an injured knee was a risk that I could not afford to take. 

I am scheduling a doctor's visit next week to get my knee examined so that I can *hopefully* lace up my running shoes again and maybe run a half in December/January. 

Have you ever had to make the decision to back out of a race? 
How did you cope with your decision?


  1. Megan! Good for you for taking care of your body!! I am running the San Antonio Rock and Roll Marathon in November and hurt my hip this past week. I was so nervous this was going to sideline me and my hard work would go to waste, but the doctor gave me the green light to hit the pavement again! I will be praying for a speedy recovery and running is in the near future for you :)

  2. PS-I am also a fellow Dallas-ite! What 1/2 were you doing?

    1. We were supposed to run the Allstate 13.1 Dallas this morning. My sister in law is running the San Antonio Rock and Roll too! I thought about registering for that one, but I can't guarantee that I will be in half marathon shape by then. We'll see what the doctor says :)

  3. You are smart to take care of that body first! There will be so many more races. I'm sorry you had to miss THIS one, but I know you'll do it down the road!


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