Month: September 2014

Lets get back in the Groove!

Today has been a fantastic day! Yesterday afternoon I was discharged from University of Michigan Hospital. Now I will still be on IV antibiotics for the next couple weeks, but thankfully I can do them from home for now. Today I was able to go for my first walk in almost a week. I was nervous that I would have a hard time breathing and that I wouldn’t even make it to the end of the road, but I went a whopping 5k. I did struggle a little so my pace was a few minutes slower then normal, but it felt really good to be out and walking again.

 

 

I received the second bit of great news when I got home from my walk. Disney has released the bib numbers for the Tower of Terror 10 mile run in October. I am not the fastest runner and I was honest when filling out my estimated finish time. I couldn’t be happier to find that I have been placed in Corral I, which is the second to last corral. Now I don’t know how long the time between corrals is, but I know that the extra couple minutes that I will get is going to be the make it or break it between my finishing or not. I may have cried from happiness when I found out that I have a serious chance of finishing now.

I plan on training hard core over the next few weeks, and it is my goal to have the minimum 16 minute mile by October for the run. My fastest minute mile so far is just under 18 minutes. I was making really good progress before I got sick and I am lucky to be on a fast track to getting better now. I have a long ways to go ahead of me, but I know I will cross that finish line!

As always,

Wish me luck!

Less then a month to go now

I have been trying to think of what I would write for this post. There is less then a month until the 10 mile run, and I am beginning to feel the pressure even more. Wednesday after coming home from work I made the decision to go into the Emergency Room. I’d been sick for about a week and my condition was getting worse and I knew I needed the treatment. 

I have been in the hospital for a couple nights now. When I was first admitted my kidney’s were in bad shape, but luckily it was only from dehydration and ibuprofen use. I’ve hit a few other bumps along the road the past two days, but I am on the road to recovery.

I am not giving up hope, I still believe I can and will finish my 10 mile run in October. I had been doing around 8k everyday up until last Monday. My last few walks had been getting slower and shorter. I am confident that after I am released from the hospital I will be able to regain my 17 minute mile pace and that I will go the distance.

Between now and then I have a couple work trips, including one to Europe in a couple weeks. It’s not going to be easy, but I can do it!
Wish me luck!