I can't tell you how badly I wanted to run the Boston Marathon.
But my right hip is injured. I've done two weeks of physical therapy. My diagnosis is a combination of iliotibial band syndrome and muscle imbalance, with my hamstrings being too strong compared to my quads.
I have not run in three weeks. I have maintained my level of fitness as best possible by running in the pool, swimming, spinning, and using the elliptical trainer.
My registration is due this Wednesday. There are twelve weeks and two days until the Boston Marathon. If I started running again in the next week, I can do it. It wouldn't be the greatest performance ever, but I'd finish. Any later than that, then I think it will be a lost cause.
So, I'm coming to terms with the reality of the situation. To be positive about it, I can say that I've started training for triathlon season, which is in the spring. Were I not injured, I wouldn't be swimming or biking.