I've been on a race cancellation spree this morning. Everything between now and about June next year. So, no Dorset half marathon this week, no Country to Capital or Pilgrim Challenge in January and no Rotterdam Marathon in April (I'll have been allowed to run for only 6 weeks before this, so it'd be really thick to even think about trying to do it and risk messing up the repairs).
It turns out that I need surgery to reconstruct a couple of ligaments in my ankle. This means 6 weeks in a cast afterwards, with no weight bearing allowed, and a total of 12 weeks of no running allowed at all.
I'm glad this has been brought forward from 9th Jan to 5th Dec, as it means I'll be 4 weeks into recovery by the time I start my new job and really handy on crutches by then. It does mean that I'll be sitting on my backside at home for 4 weeks going more than a little nuts though. It'll be bloody good to have things fixed though, so the likelihood of turning that ankle is reduced way below where it is at the moment.
Bring it on!
And I fully intend to go ahead with Ring O' Fire in September!