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running update: 23 months September 22, 2013

Posted by mareserinitatis in family, older son, running.
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I went for a run today for the first time in a month.  It was nice, particularly since I could actually feel my feet the whole time.

Yeah, that sounds strange, doesn’t it?

I haven’t run the past month because I ended up in the hospital.  Some of you may recall that about a year ago, I had a bad reaction to some medication.  Some of my doctors have been dubious that this was the case, however, given the reaction was extremely rare.  (By extremely rare, I mean I-managed-to-find-a-whole-three-medical-case-studies-on-pubmed rare.)  I was given the medication again, and this time I had a similar reaction, only it didn’t stop when I stopped the meds…and I ended up spending some time in the hospital.  Some of my (two) readers may have noticed I didn’t post much a couple weeks ago.  That’d be why.

As an aside, while the hospital food wasn’t all that bad, I was very ticked that they put me on a ‘heart healthy’ diet despite my complete lack of metabolic disorder.  I suspect I may have gotten some gluten contamination while there, as well.  My husband has been informed that any future trips to the hospital will require him to cook and bring me food, which he thankfully said he’d do…although it may just be a lot of gluten free egg rolls and scrambled eggs.  🙂

The good news is that things are getting better…I can stand long enough to teach my classes without getting dizzy and, as I said, feel my feet again…most of the time.

Needless to say, this is putting a bit of a damper on my race plans.  I had planned to run a 10k next month with the older son, but I’m trying to take it slow.  I’ll probably just try the 5k.  I was initially rather upset that I’ve been running for almost two years now and am having to start over.  However, after my run this morning, I came to an important realization: I ran more than I had planned because it felt good to get out and move.  My body knows what it’s doing now, so I’m really not starting over…just giving myself some space.

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1. hivelordlusa - September 23, 2013

Wow, that sounds like it’s been a… Difficult process to go through. Though definitely a good sign that you’re recovered enough to exercise properly and such.
Good luck becoming recovered enough to do the full 10k run! Hopefully that happens soon. (At the very least you’re motivated, and that should help speed things up for you) 🙂

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mareserinitatis - September 23, 2013

It’s not been fun, but at least it doesn’t appear to have done any permanent damage (as far as we can tell…I still have my sense of humor!). 🙂

I once heard the phrase, “Movement is life.” Although I don’t believe that’s all of it, I feel like keeping moving is really important, as much as we can.

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2. Cop Car - September 23, 2013

Who would have thought? Glad that your body knows what you’re doing. Continue your rapid progress, please.

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mareserinitatis - September 23, 2013

It took a bit to get into the hang of things again, but it did eventually.

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