|View on my 10 mile run -Point Defiance|
I will start back on October 26th, thirteen days after my Defiance 30K race. I decided to go for a long run that day and originally I thought about doing 15 miles. Why? No idea, it just seemed like a good number. But it was raining, like pouring buckets of rain from the sky raining. I set out with a new route in my head and my legs felt good- I wasn't pushing my pace, just nice and easy. I was soaking wet and decided to cut it to 10 miles but then at the last minute took a route that led me to a nice 13.1 finish. My own personal half marathon, in 2 hours and 14 minutes. My shoes took 3 days to dry out, but in hindsight I am so glad I went the extra few miles this day because my training was about to take a nose dive.
|Gotta love running in the fall!|
So on Monday I called up my chiropractor and went in for a visit. My pelvis and hip bones were all jumbled up so she adjusted me and asked me for a follow up later that week. Meanwhile, no running and definitely no soccer. Ugh.
|Jill, Chelsea, Zoe, me, Kerrie and Mel|
|Mel brought me my gold spike from our first place win at the |
Rainier to Ruston relay last June!! It is awesome!
I have fainted many times, but it has not happened for 2 1/2 years. I could tell it was happening but it was in such a weird environment I didn't know what to do. I have been to doctors and what I do know is that I am not anemic but I do have very low blood pressure. And possibly the combination of being hungry and warm just led to me fainting. After that we went home and I went to bed. Anyone else out there have fainting spells?
Ok, so just to recap- I now have a bum hip and I have fainted- not exactly the ideal body to continue training for a half marathon! I skipped soccer on Sunday -not that anybody would have let me play even if I wanted to. I went in to see the chiropractor again on Monday- she assured me that after one more visit I should be good to go, so I made it for Friday the 16th after getting home from 5th grade camp.
|We got the Eagle cabin- the only one right on the water!|
|Devan and her mad archery skills|
|I loved visiting the snakes!|
The next day I played soccer in the evening- yes I am a glutton for punishment. But my body held up and we didn't have any subs so I played the entire game. I call that a WIN. The week leading up to the half marathon I did 6 miles on Tuesday and then on Thanksgiving my hubby and I headed out for 4 miles around the neighborhood. It is always a nice treat to run with him- my mom had the kids so we took advantage of that.
We had a nice Thanksgiving dinner at my mom's house, it was very relaxing and the food was really good. On black Friday I sat in my pajamas most of the day and watched it rain. I did a bit of online shopping and had no desire to venture out into retail hell. Next up- Amica Seattle Half Marathon recap!!!
Anybody score some amazing Black Friday deals? I went one year and it was horrible so I swore to never do it again! I had a shopping/sleep deprived hangover for about 3 days. I did manage to get the one thing I wanted but I would rather pay the extra $40 and not have to deal with crazy madness!