Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Disappointing Last Run

I think I'm in denial that I'm going to Vegas this weekend. It doesn't seem real.

This past weekend was our last long run and it was pretty disappointing. We were supposed to do 10 miles. We wanted to do more like 11 miles. We ended up doing about 8 miles. In two hours. Which is slow, even for us. And I forgot my garm.in at home so we had to guess at approximate mileage. Damnit! I was kicking myself.

C and I were both really tired. I wasn't in pain at all but I was beat. C's hip started hurting toward the end which sealed the deal.

I don't think we both ate well enough that day and the day before in order to have enough energy for a long run. C said she had hardly eaten anything earlier that day because she woke up really late and we left for our run around 2:30pm. I did make a point of eating a good amount that morning but I was sick the night before.

At around 3pm on Saturday I started getting this bizarre aching feeling in my... girl parts. It was annoying but I was trying to ignore it. Then about an hour later I got what felt like AF cramps but higher, to the left of my belly button, which came on in waves accompanied by intense back pain/cramping. It sucked. The worst of the pain I was crying through but it passed in minutes. It peaked about 4 times from ~4pm - 10pm that night and then lessened to a dull ache.

Apparently the appendix and gall bladder are on the right side, and I've been to the ER before (years ago) for weird pain like that and they weren't able to do anything for me except give me pain killers that made me throw up, so I decided there was no need to go. R is super supportive and caring when I'm sick. He took care of me.

Since I felt yucky most of the day, I barely ate anything, and I think that contributed to our crappy run the next day.

I'm feeling a bit better now but occasionally have twinges that worry me since I'd rather not feel pain again like I did on Saturday. I'm feeling a twinge, that may or may not be related, right now in fact.

Oy. This better not interfere with the half marathon trip this weekend.


Thanksgiving went well, despite the fact that stress is at an all time high at work and I worked most of my 5 day vacation-that-was-only-a-vacation-in-so-far-as-I-didn't-have-to-drive-to-the-office.

We hosted dinner for 10 adults and a 1 year old. I cooked a 16+ pound turkey in Alton-Brown-brining-style, like I do almost every year. In addition to turkey and ham, we have all the "standard" stuff like mashed potatoes, candied yams, stuffing, *can*berry sauce (it's a must), cranberry salad, gravy, etc. There was way too much dessert, 3 pies and a cake that my MIL surprised us with (she was only supposed to bring the ham).

The 1 year old finger painted her food all over her section of our dining room table and my dog had a wonderful time cleaning up her mess on the floor and chair.

He wishes we had a baby, too.


  1. Sounds like a lovely meal! When we had our friends with their three kids (all under 5) living with us for three months a while ago, Eddie loved stationing himself under the 14 month old's highchair and catching all the scraps that came his way. I caught him licking her toes a couple times and even once he was trying to stick his head up in her lap. Later, she starting throwing food to him, bad girl. They were best friends, easy :).

    So sorry you had that weird pain! Hoping it doesn't interfere with your half-marathon.

  2. Oooh, pain. Hope you start feeling better soon !

    Your thanksgiving meal sounds yummy ! LOL, the dog must have been in heaven.

  3. Sorry your run was disappointing, but I don't think this is an indicator of how the half-marathon will go. You'll have all kinds of excitement and adrenalin for the real race - it will be wonderful!!! I'm so excited to hear how it goes!

    Your Thanksgiving sounds wonderful!

  4. I am so sorry you didn't have a fulfilling run - and even sorrier to hear about the pain. It sounds a little like my pain from endometriosis?

    I am so jealous of your Thanksgiving - that sounds amazing!

  5. I was hoping you didn't mind - I didn't want to play armchair doctor, but I figured it might not be bad to mention since they sounded similar. People kept telling me that people with PCOS can't get it, but I've had it removed via a laparoscopy, so I KNOW that I had both.

  6. Don't worry about your disappointing last long run - I had an absolute shocker the week before my half marathon and I made that fine - I am sure that you will as well. I am SOOO excited for you - good luck!!

  7. Hopeing you feel better for your half marathon. :) Glad you had a good Thanksgiving.