I have made my decision about this year’s marathon: I am not going to run it. My adjusted goal for this year is to break my 1/2 marathon PR instead in October.
The decision does sadden me a little bit (I feel a sense of loss), but overall I am good with it. I have made great improvements over the least 2 months with my running and my weight loss, but the calf injury is a bit of a set back. So I am going to concentrate on continuing getting better for another year and then be able to do what I wanted to do this year, which is break the 5 hour marathon time, perhaps do even better.