Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Can you see me now?


No really can you?



Oh that bright shiny stuff is actually making me hard to miss? Good. Since I am a night runner, I knew I needed to start being safer about it so I got me some super reflective Nathan sleeves (yes I copied Rae, totally and completely) and threw on the rest of my gear that had anything reflective on it for my run tonight. Then of course I had to take some dumb pictures before my sister and I headed out. I have taken over a week off due to my injuries in hopes that with rest, ice, foam roller, some magic, and advil they would all get better. Bad news they didn't. Good news is I was able to push through all that pain on the run. The tummy trouble that hit around mile 2.7, I wasn't though. My sister also hadn't run in a long time, plus she was low on fuel so she was walking more than normal and I had been running forward and back, so I was actually probably at mile 3 before we both had to bag it and walk quickly home. Happy to report that we didn't get hit, so the reflective gear must have been working. Although I think I need to beef up my arms a bunch, because even with the smalls they were still sliding down a bit. Other than that they were great.

Today my knees and hip are worse though. I took tonight off again. Not really sure what I am hoping for at this point. Jesse thinks I should just wait for the results of my test and see if the Lyme disease is causing all the joint issues. At this point, I really hope I have Lyme disease. It would explain so much about what has been wrong with me for so long (constant headaches, fatigue, joint pain, numbness, eyesight problems, etc) but I won't find out for TWO weeks. The problem. I have a duathlon on Oct. 24th that I was kind of hoping to rock so do I take the time off and wait for the results and only run/bike on good days? Or do I just train through the pain and assume it can't get too much worse? Any advice would be great. I hate feeling all lazy, but at this point even my yoga is making my knees scream! There doesn't seem to be any exercise that won't cause pain, so it is do it and hurt really bad or do nothing and just hurt some. Thanks guys!

12 comments:

Megan said...

I don't think I can provide much advice. I guess I would say keep doing stuff as your body allows, but don't push it. That is exciting you are doing a duathlon! I want to try one, I've heard they are WAY different than triathlons

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

I'd ask your MD. Is the training going to make the Lyme disease possibly worse, or your health? if so...I'd wait. if not, go for it.

ask your MD;)

Rae said...

Yay for the reflective sleeves! You look awesome! I am running Friday morning and I get to bust out my reflective stuff...but if it's warm like this morning was, I'll just be wearing the vest. My sleeves were a little big on me too.

As for advice, not sure! If you don't feel up to training, then maybe you shouldn't. I know, no help at all. :)

Andrew Opala said...

Sorry for the pain, maybe those Ninja-night moves can scare it away!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

I don't worry too much about running in the dark, our suburb is pretty empty at 4:30, but biking is a different matter. Really should get some reflective material. Bummer about the aches - maybe try compression? Full compression suit from Saucony?

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

First, I love that you posted goofy reflective photos. That gives you an A+ in my book.

Second, I have no advice, but I pray you find the answers you're looking for and can continue your triathlete awesomeness!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Bummer about the pain! Take it easy.

I just got those sleeves too. We can be all matchy matchy!

Alma F. said...

Love those sleeves! I'll have to look into those as we get deeper into our fall & short short days.
I would rest until you hear from the doc or give the doc a call to ask about the exercising. I hope you DON"T have Lyme...

Laura B. Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

im not sure youre reflective enough...does bondiband make a reflective band??? hahaha!!! love it!!!

im not having much luck trying to run through the pain. let you body tell you when enough is enough. if its not lyme disease you dont want to make the injury worse by pushing yourself. i wish i knew what was causing my injuries....6 weeks off, pain is no better :( hope you get better soon!!!

Erika Bradford said...

Looking forward to meeting you! Sorry about your knees and other troubles. I hope you feel better very soon! I tried doing Yoga this morning. My body laughed at me. Said no way. Good luck!

Julie said...

We won't miss you on the roads!! gosh, lyme disease? thats not fun at all!! hang in there.

Adam said...

Good call on the reflectors.

So, what is the verdict? Lyme?