30 weeks of Marathon training.

just a spot to write about the next 30 weeks….of running.

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Fatigue

Whew.  I have been experiencing some fatigue. I think it is related to the DARK dark, and the added workouts. I feel a lot better, more balanced, and put together.  In other words, I’m able now to THINK about the fact that my house is a bit of a wreck, I should wear more makeup …

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Saturday….

Saturday… Despite the Drama of Friday…Saturday was a pretty good day. I continued my taper of the Neurontin.  I’m at about half the dose, I can tell because my foot and calf are somewhat tingly and that’s unpleasant, but it does tell me that there is still a problem, which is important. I took the …

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Monday

Monday was pretty good. It is now 56 days until my surgery.  When I write it like that it seems like a very long time.  But you know, life throws really hard curve balls sometimes.  Not only did I get hurt, but I have a new job and can’t get unhurt til later.  I need …

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It’s scheduled.

So Since late October, I’ve been struggling with this incredible injury. It has really been difficult, and kind of affected every aspect of my life.  I’ve never had an injury so totally take over my life. Never. I worry that I am going to lose my job because it is so difficult to be there …

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More ongoing…

It’s Tuesday. I awoke at 3:30 in the morning and thrashed about.  Gently. I felt very tired but couldn’t sleep. It finally dawned on my I was in incredible pain.  It was time for more medications. I stumbled around (gently) and medicated myself.  I waited… 30 minutes later, I really felt the same. I got …

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monday monday

I woke up for work today feeling HORRIFIC. My head hurt, my leg hurt, my back hurt.  I don’t think there was anything on me that didn’t hurt. I walked the dog, mailing some Christmas cards… I then headed off to work grumpily.  As I’ve said, adjusting to the new job has not been that …

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Thankfulness

So yes, I am not really feeling super thankful this year. It has been a terribly rough year for training. The only good thing to come out of this is that now that I have an understanding of this unusual genetic problem that I may have, and probably do, I can look back and see …

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Race Grief

So One of my Favorite Races is in about 20 days.   Space Coast Half Marathon and Marathon.  I love this race. I really really love it. It is FLAT.  It is along the shore line. It has a fun Space Theme. It has the best schwag.  Nice long sleeve t shirt that always fits …

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Next Steps

Today I saw the Second Opinion Neurosurgeon. It was a fairly pleasant experience except for one thing. I had an extremely long long day at a conference, and by the time I got to the appointment, I was entirely in pain and very tired. The Surgeon spent more time with me than the other surgeon, …

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Training week Wrap up….

So Wow. This week in training. 40 running miles. 87 total miles. The 40 mile week is my first 40 mile week  in at least 20 weeks, so I guess I am supposed to be tired. I Am indeed. TIRED. My legs feel solid and strong, but my pace is really disappointing.  I’m running so …

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