February 17, 2011

One Day You're Up, The Next You're Down. So Very Down

What a week. Work exploded and I had to retreat from the blog world and other lovely things like eating properly and sleeping. I have never felt so thinly spread in my life, not even during the final build for Ironman so that's saying a lot. I'm a master at juggling and I managed to keep most items in life afloat (minus the sleep thing). So looking back on the past 7 days, it started at an absolute high and has ended at an absolute low.

I had a good long run in Central Park followed by an incredibly fun dinner and night out with a good friend. I went to Core Fusion the next day and hopped on the train to Westchester for another great night out with a friend. Sunday was busy, but productive and happy. I had another great run, a speed work session. Life was good.

Then I woke up Monday to a nagging pain in my groin and figured it was nothing. I ran again, this time it was horrible, and work simultaneously blew up. I couldn't sleep and each day made me feel less and less like a human being. By yesterday I was in a foggy stupor and wondered how I'd keep going. But I managed to get to another core class, keep handling work, pack and prepare for my next Cali trip, and attempt another run.

Only the run didn't go well. I started out stiff and the groin pain increased as I continued. At times I didn't notice it at all, but if I stopped at a traffic light and started up again it was severe. Sitting at my desk was fine, walking around the office was unbearable. It seems to be Pubic Symphisitis (yeah folks, I don't make this shit up) and it is likely from running on black ice in less than ideal conditions and forcing my hips to stabilize. I should have just stuck to the treadmill.

I'm trying not to let it get me down. I am flying to LA tomorrow so it's a rest day, and Saturday I'll attempt a long run. I hope it goes well. I'm in my final build for the marathon so if I have to take an extended rest I'm out of the race. I've had enough 26.2 mile slogs to not need another so I won't force this race if it wasn't meant to be. Please cross your fingers for me.


  1. sending you positive vibes! hopefully things start to look up for you very soon : )

  2. Heal quickly! If you you've never given ART a try it might be worth looking into! I SWEAR by it.

  3. Hope you're feeling better soon! Maybe you'll just have to buy yourself (get someone else to buy you) flowers again this upcoming Monday. Gotta start the week out right. ;)

  4. Ugh. I'm sorry this hit you, K, but I'm sure the trip out west will do wonders (at least for your spirit).
    Hang in there!

  5. Very pretty flowers. I hope you feel better soon.


  6. No good! get well. great attitude about it...


  7. Positive vibes coming your way!

    I'm slowly coming to terms with the fact that I probably won't be able to do a spring marathon as planned with my toe injury.

  8. Ugh... sounds rough! Sending you good thoughts for sure!



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