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!