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narcotics and not eating candy

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Nine days after taking a knee to the boob, I feel like I haven't even started on the road to healing. After going to the doctor on Thursday and refusing a prescription pain med, my pain reached a new high on Sunday. Saturday night I went over to a girlfriend's house and spent much of the night laughing (albeit painful laughter). Whether it was all the laughing, sleeping on it wrong or just the nature of the injury, on Sunday I woke up feeling like I got hit by a truck. I immediately took ibuprofen and waited for it to kick in. After two hours, I felt no difference whatsoever. The pain was affecting my ability to breathe deeply- it was like feeling like you have to yawn but not being able to, sort of a constant shortness of breath.
After consulting with two medical professionals (full disclosure: my mom, an RN and my uncle, a doctor) to see what I should do, I was advised that pain meds would probably be a smart option. I now have two different ones, neither of which do much fo…

if it ain't broke

Perhaps it was the increasing amount of pain I was in or the urge to have a stranger feel me up but last night I went to Urgent Care to have my ribs looked at.

Verdict: Not broken, just a "soft tissue contusion."

In other words, there's nothing I can do about it, save for applying cold/heat, taking ibuprofen, and telling my jerk coworkers to stop making me to laugh.

Laying low this weekend.

down for the count

I've been meaning to write this post for a few days but there's been a lot going on.

First things first, I've decided to not run a marathon in 2011. I got sick on Wednesday last week, missed even more training and ultimately decided that I didn't want to push my body for three more weeks to run a subpar race. I’m just really, really burnt out. Running hasn’t been fun for a while now and workouts were something that I dreaded. Decent runs were few and far between. Even though I knew it was the right decision (to not run), I was kicking myself since I had decided and wasn't forced to forgo a marathon.  It wasn’t like I had been injured like Emily or Brady. Then Saturday rolled around...

By Saturday I was feeling better and ventured out to meet some of my family at a friend’s place. When it came time for me to leave, my 15 year-old brother didn’t want me to and took my keys. He accidentally dropped them and as I rushed to pick them up, he tackled me (yet somehow land…

To run or not to run, that is the question

The Richmond Marathon is 26 days away. I ran 16 miles total this week. One. Six. For the week.

It's no secret that I've been feeling pretty run down forever for the past few weeks, trying to keep injuries at bay and battling the general exhaustion that comes with marathon training. Hell every post since the end of August has started with the words tired, exhausted, or run-down. My two nagging injuries (right hip, left calf) started to feel really tight after my long run last week (I still haven't posted a training week recap for it- blogger fail) so I took some time off this week and ran easy in hopes of making everything better.

Ten of this week's 16 awful miles were run today and as I sit here, I can feel pain in my right hip flexor, despite all the stretching, icing, foam rolling. I don't know if I'm going to be able to shake this one.

With my dreams of a 3:10 officially gone and my body beginning to fall apart on me, I'm debating if I even want to mus…

Richmond Marathon Training: Week 12 Review and some other stuff too

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This week marked my 12th week of training as well as the 30th running of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, meaning work was CRAZY. It's a little tough to train for a marathon when you're running (organizing) a marathon.

With the Health & Fitness Expo opening up on Friday, our team moved into a hotel in St. Paul on Thursday. I think I got a combined 6.5 hours of sleep on Friday and Saturday nights. It was a pretty tough weekend. However, with a little planning, I got almost all of my miles in. The one major fail was no long run this week. There was no way it was going to happen on Sunday.

One major highlight was when I met Jeri, Susan and Erika at the VIP reception on Friday, all bloggers, all runners. Aren't they gorgeous? Susan ran a 3:18 on Sunday!

Even though I'm still technically following the 55-70mpw plan from Advanced Marathoning, I've begun to cut down on some of the miles and plan to peak out around 62-65 miles from here until the marathon. This wee…