|My uniform gets to stay in the box this year.|
I have to withdraw from the race. Huge bummer and very unexpected. I am hurt.
In a nutshell: Under the supreme tutelage of Howard Nippert up 'till
10 days ago I was running faster and stronger than ever before....
(thank you Howard)....
Yet out of nowhere during a track workout on 10/19...Things started to
go downhill. At first I thought it a silly tweak and switched land
running to pool running for a few days....didn't help. I have visited
my PT and 2 chiropractors and we have yet to determine the issue...
A week later, I had not improved (gotten worse, sadly) and limp my way
through a 4.5 mile "run", and despite my prayers (and begging) to the
universe I am unable to really run. So this morning I emailed Lin and
Timo and Lion (I emailed them last week as a "heads up" ..yet not
really expecting to have to withdraw), and did pull out. (And emailed
again this am, withdrawing...)
I wanted you to hear of my exit from me, rather than someone else.
(If any of you have "pull" with the greater powers of the universe and
can influence the mysterious limitations....I will beg re-admittance
to the team and see you in Gibraltar...)
...I know, wishful thinking...yet what the heck to put it out there?
I really wish for all of you success in the way you all personally
define it and I hope you all meet on your own possibilities and I
wish you all patience, passion and the "dorsal fin" at opportune
times... and bring home a USA medal! I'll be cheering and
channeling enthusiasm from afar!
I'll post more when I know more.