For those of you who have been following my training for the 2012 Boston Marathon, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your support has meant so much to me, and I would not have been able to make it through these past 5 months without all your kind words.
If you’ve been keeping track, you also probably know that the past month has not been great to me health wise. A pretty bad IT band, a root canal, a tumble down a flight of stairs and general feeling like death-ness. I thought these would simply be bumps in the training road, but unfortunately combined they have lead to more missed mileage than can be recommended. With the forecast now calling for dangerous heat; my doctor, coaches and my gut all tell me that taking the deferment to the 2013 Boston Marathon is the best decision for me. I’m so sorry to everyone who has been so supportive of me, and I hope you know that no one is more disappointed about this than I am. This is one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make, and I’m so sorry to all of you who have helped me so much.