As stubborn as I am there is no denying my shin pain has only improved marginally since last weekend. SO, I emailed rd David Horton tonight to let him know I won't be running Hellgate next weekend. I am bummed. I have wanted to do that race all year and was thrilled to get a 'lottery' spot after registration filled immediately. But whatever's going on with the muscle/tendon at the base of my shin is taking longer to heal than I hoped. Nothing good will come from running 100K with an injury.
To add insult to injury (no pun intended) I realized I booked the flights to DC with frequent flyer miles and to cancel will cost around $75!! Having already booked my flight to LA for Angeles Crest next fall (I know, a little excessive planning there but I had another flight booked that I needed to cancel a few weeks ago...), I might just have to break my rule of not adding another race to the schedule. Or I could just go somewhere for a weekend and not race. Hmmm... I guess I'll think about it for a few days.
Meanwhile, the snow continues to fall. It is pretty but soon loses it's charm when there's shovelling to be done! But it will be fun to get the snowshoes out again. I have PT Mon/Wed/Fri this week so fingers crossed the shin improves enough to do a few miles next weekend.