Song Of the Post “Best Of You” By Foo Fighters
Well, I hate to say but the past two and half weeks have not been as productive as I had originally planned. The numbness has taken more control over the left side then I had expected. I ran 7 miles on Sunday (March 20th) but it all kind of went downhill from there. I was able to fit in some shorter runs last week here and there but some runs had to be ended prematurely due to limping caused by the numbness. I was hoping to run 9 miles this past weekend but didn’t even get out the door. (For that long of a run I have to run outside, I would go stir crazy if I had to run that far on a treadmill) I was feeling better on Sunday but was just not mentally in it as much as I needed to be to fight the numbness for 9 miles. This past weekend was actually one of the hardest I have had in a while…it hit me this weekend that I have been fighting this numbness on my left side off and on for the past five months. I will say the “depression” got the best of me this weekend which, I hate to admit, probably added to the 9 mile run not even being attempted. I am still a little shocked that I had not realized it had been that long until now.
However, Monday started a new week and a newfound push to keep going. I ran just an easy two miles just to get back into the running and it helped restart the drive to keep going. I ran three miles on Tuesday but wasn’t able to do the 4-5 miles on Wednesday morning due to the lovely running cramp in my right side that likes to return from time to time to annoy the hell out of me. Since I was already up and it was still only 5:45am I lifted so I didn’t completely “waste” a morning workout. Today I am happy to say I was able to run just under four miles this morning. It seemed to go pretty well and I didn’t even have any issues with the cramping. Tomorrow is Zumba, Saturday an easy 3-5 miles and then hopefully 10 miles on Sunday…keeping my fingers crossed!
Obviously Grandma’s Marathon in June is definitely up in the air even though today’s run went well. If I don’t make at least ten miles this weekend I may have to forget about Grandma’s Marathon this year and maybe put that on my 2012 “To Run List.” I am thinking I still have a good chance of running the Capital City Half Marathon but I will have to see the next couple of weeks.