A fall marathon is now out of the question. After 6 miles of a intended 20 miler the knee said, “No.” and the said it again at 8.5 miles. Time to regroup and get strong for the spring.
I will take the 28 pounds lost and the base conditioning and build for a leaner me. It would be easy to get discouraged and fall into a lazier pattern of behavior, yet I feel mentally tough enough to come out better on the other side.