I’m alive and well. As well as could be hoped, I guess.
Coming back to running has been harder than I would have thought. I don’t think I’ve ever run so few miles in a week… to the point where it’s scaring me a bit! But they are getting a little better each day, and I was warned at the hospital to expect a week ( or more! Yikes!) before I was feeling back to normal again.
So, today’s 20 miler was cut to 12. The legs started to “come off” at about 11. Not sure what that feeling is all about – its like I lose control over them and they become sloppy. I can tell I’m a jerkier runner then, which feels weird since I usually pride myself on running smooth and efficient. I really don’t know what this is- from dehydration earlier? (I did need 2.5 IV bags when I went in), general weakness from the stomach bug/colon inflammation? Who knows. Wish I knew more about the human body and how it heals from things like this… And whether how I feel now is normal. If you’ve ever felt something similar, please comment or reach out!
So, I will continue to run easy (like, seriously, EASY) until Sat when I will try my first workout. Sort of a scary thought… Not sure how quick I could move now… But I have 2-3 days, right? 🙂
I had already planned on going down to visits parents this week as my sister is visiting from Denver and my mom took vacation for the week. So, of all weeks to have really “down”, I was lucky.
Until I write more, here’s a picture of “the girls” and I with our in process and finished dessert. YES, I washed, hulled, and sliced those strawberries with BOTH of these crazy two with me :). Best Aunt award!
Sierra, the 3.5 year old, kept saying “we’re a good team!” Afterwards. Ahahaha!!! Wonder who she picked that up from 🙂