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Do you believe in signs? I do not. I believe in good judgement, intuition, following your gut, etc.... But I do not believe the universe or anything else sends me signs.
HOWEVER, if I did believe in signs, I would believe that the universe was telling me to not run Boston in April.
Case in point....
Sign #1 - The hotel I booked in Boston (MONTHS ago, before I was even officially registered!) went out of business. And by the time I was notified they were going out of business, all of the other moderately priced places were booked. Since I was unable to pay $400+ a night, I did what anyone else would do. I bawled all the way home from work! But I did not give up. I put out a Facebook plea and my cousin, who lives like 2 miles from where the buses pick you up to take you to the starting line, offered to take us in!
Oh, but there's more...
Sign #2 - My dumb knee. I have gone through so much in the past 5 months to try to get this knee thing taken care of. It may be the biggest "sign" of all that I shouldn't run Boston...I won't rehash the whole knee thing, but I literally needed surgery to make the pain go away, and at this point, I am unable to run at all. HOWEVER, I did elliptical for 20 minutes yesterday morning (pain free!!!) and intend to do 30 minutes today! If things go the way my doctor claims they will, I'll be running in one to two weeks... Take that, UNIVERSE!
YET THERE IS MORE!!!
Sign #3 - FREAKING SNOW DAYS!!! As you know, the Boston Marathon in on a Monday. Luckily, my school was scheduled to have off that Monday because it was the Monday after Easter. I say luckily, because I don't have any personal days. (I had to use all my personal days when my husband was in the hospital having brain surgery.) Well, mother nature decided to shit on us one to many times this year, and now we are using that Monday as a snow make up day. My only other option to have off that day is to request a day without pay... which apparently they do approve sometimes. I hope they approve mine, otherwise I CAN'T run Boston, unless I want to lose my job. Which I don't.
So there you have it. Some very persuasive "signs" if you will, alerting me to stay the hell home this April. But luckily, I don't believe in signs! All that crap that happened was just a bunch of random bad things that happened to happen. At least, that's the way I see it!
I'm not going to request a day without pay until I know for sure I am strong enough to run. I will probably make that decision 3 weeks before the race, after I attempt and/or complete a 20 mile training run. If I can't complete a 20 mile run on April 5th without pain, I will not run Boston because I don't want to re-injure myself. NOT worth it!
Do you believe in signs?
Did you ever think the universe (or other) was trying to convince you NOT to do something?
Tell me about a time you followed your "gut" and ended up making a very wise decision!