Happy Spring and a set back
Happy sunny Tuesday and first day of Spring to you!!
We have been spoiled with beautiful weather around here, it’s unbelievable! I actually broke out the flip-flops this weekend.. but let’s back up a little bit, shall we?
Last Friday morning, after a cup of coffee and some light stretching, I was out the door for a 17km run. The weather was perfect, I remembered not to overdress and was determined for a good run and that it was! Near the end, my stomach was a little woozy from the caffeine and lack of food but all and all it was a great run. I don’t know what my pace was but what I do know is that it felt awesome to start my day out hitting the pavement.
After packing the car up, Friday evening we headed to my parents house for the weekend because we had some meetings with clients in that area. One of my best girlfriends had a baby last week and She is the first in my close group of girlfriends to have a baby and we are SO thrilled for her! Of course, I had to see him and he is just SO precious! Congrats Lauren!! The awesome blogger that I am, I forgot my camera but here’s a pic just for fun from an event in November
Saturday morning came around and I woke up aching and not feeling so hot. I managed to pull myself together and get through the meetings with clients and had a good day with G-Man. Saturday evening we sat around the campfire [in the middle of March] in our TSHIRTS! How crazy is that? I am definitely not complaining! The partier that I am, I turned in early for a good nights rest.
Sunday morning I woke up feeling worse with no energy. It really just felt like sharp – pressured like lower abdominal pain. If you’ve noticed the last little while I haven’t posted any TRX, abs, or HIIT workouts and that’s because for over a month now I haven’t been able to do any ab workouts (which is a huge bummer; I love that burn!) because I have a lump that has been causing me trouble and when I do certain exercises it’s be more painful. Anyways, I thought that’s what the pain was from.
G-Man had a photo shoot scheduled around lunch time and since I’m his "lovely assistant", I went with him and thought I could help him with no problems. Man, was I wrong! Shortly after the stylist and models arrived, I started feeling really rough. I almost passed out, ended up heaving in the bathroom and had to call my mom to come and get me. I felt so bad that happened. I left G-Man to do his job – he probably loved being in a room full of beautiful women!
ANYWAYS, fast forward to today… the photo shoot was a success! Apparently, I have gastroenteritis (inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract) which could last 3-10 days (that has no relation to the lump – my Doctor originally thought it was a hernia [which is no biggie] but after two ultra sounds coming back negative we’re not sure).
Oh yeah, ATB IS IN 4 DAYS. I managed to eat a piece of toast today which is more than the last three days and have been trying to stay hydrated with Gatorade and popsicles. I REALLY want to run the race that I have worked so hard towards but with how I’m feeling I’m not sure it’s possible. I’ll decide tomorrow what I’m going to do. If I can’t run it, I need to give enough time to sell my bib. The two most important things during race week are fueling and hydration, two things which I’ve obviously been lacking. Fingers crossed things work out in my favour.
Have you ever had to cancel a race due to injury or illness?
What are you doing today on the first day of SPRING?