I'm learning a few valuable lessons during my break:
1. Stay off Facebook. I have a tendancy to see what other runners are doing (or not doing) and get caught up in the hype. I need to listen to my own body and forget everyone else.
2. Take meaning breaks. After every marathon and training cycle, I HAVE to take some time off running. I'm realizing just how important this is to MY being successful.
3. Strength training is not optional any more. I feel like I've upped my ST game a lot in the past few years. But I need to up it again.
I meet with the surgeon on Friday to decide if I need my hip scoped. I am NOT in the "frantic panic". I was so burned out and broken. I've been sleeping A LOT and feel like my body is healing. REST is essential!