Still struggling

Unfortunately I missed the Coaster Run on Sunday morning. I was so disappointed that I still felt terrible due to my cold/flu when my alarm went off early that morning. It didn’t help that it was pouring outside either. We don’t get much rain here in Southern California so it was beneficial for our drought-stricken little corner of the country, but not so great for outdoor activities. Still, if I’d been healthy I would have ventured out to Knott’s Berry Farm to earn my medal anyway. This stupid illness has caused me to miss two races now and I’m getting pretty fed up. My improvement seems far too slow for my liking. After nearly two weeks my head and chest are still really congested and simply walking around the grocery store makes me light headed. It’s so frustrating. Not that being sick is the only hurdle in my path right now. The pulled muscle or whatever in my leg doesn’t seem to be healed yet either. I haven’t run since the Princess 10K (and that was less than a half mile of running before I was in too much pain to keep going), but I can still feel some tightness in the affected area and it concerns me. I made an appointment to see on orthopedist on Thursday to make sure I don’t have a more serious problem. Probably not, but it doesn’t hurt to get a professional opinion. I’m planning to go for a short run tomorrow night to see what sort of state my body is in. One way or another, it will be a good data point to give the doctor on Thursday. Also, I’m registered for the San Diego Half Marathon on Sunday and I’d like to know what my chances are of participating. I’m still planning to go this weekend even if I have to switch to the 5K because I refuse to miss another event that I’ve paid for. But if I’m not in pain I think I’ll do my best on the half marathon. Fingers crossed that my test run tomorrow goes well!

Another year, another fail

NaBloPoMo 2015 fail. I’m starting to think that I should pick another month to attempt to update my webpage every day. November always seems to be way too busy for such an arduous endeavor, with Thanksgiving and other holiday preparations taking up so much of my time and energy. And this year I went a little crazy and ran seven races in November. It sounds nuts, but I figured I’d regret it if I didn’t capitalize on the amazing running weather after the scorching and seemingly interminable summer that we had in Los Angeles. The races were great, but they did take up a lot of my free time on the weekends. On top of all that, I went to Orlando earlier this month and travel isn’t exactly conducive to writing. The good news is that I’ve been enjoying the holidays as best I can so far this year. That’s one of the reasons I haven’t spent as much time in front of my laptop lately. Not a bad reason, really, but I hope I can make December more productive!