Well I have to say I am disappointed in how everything has turned out for me, but I am healthy and able to be active so I am eternally grateful for that!
The fibroid is too small to be causing any issues, there are no signs of trauma to my abdomen. My doctor recommended physical therapy, which I declined. The money spent thus far to figure things out has been quite a bit and to do physical therapy for this, when I can't get a straight answer on whatever is truly going on with my body, no thanks.
I adore my doctor and I know she feels badly, but I told her I will continue to be active knowing my abdomen muscles are perfectly ok and I will deal with the pain.
My runs have been good, average pace on shorter runs is 9:03 per mile. I am SO close to breaking through and getting below 9 minutes! Long runs are slower and the abdominal pain kicks in around mile 8-9. It isn't too intense until I finish, it is searing pain throughout my abdomen. The swelling hasn't been as bad lately, there is a positive :)
My half marathon is just a week and a half away. To be completely honest I am looking forward to running with my sister and one of my best friends, I am already feeling a bit sad at the thought of not finishing faster than last year. I know I shouldn't really be looking at that part of it, but I am one of the most competitive people you will meet, it is just in my nature.
I'm not saying it is entirely impossible, but I am planning ahead to just be happy to finish the race with such minimal training and know that I will do better on my next race.
My husband had decided to wait to start training me for my next competition until after the half marathon. I have done some kick boxing classes but man am I missing the weights. It has worked out in a way with it being the end of the school year for our daughter, her dance recital is coming up, one of my nephews has his high school graduation so we have been BUSY.
This weekend will be a fun one. I am playing in a 3's tournament with one of my brothers and my doubles partner at Volley's. A full day of sand volleyball makes me very, very happy :) Sunday I plan on running an easy 8-9 miles, then some shorter runs next week before the big event.
My blogging has been minimal, frustration plays into that. Once I get back in the gym my posts will become more frequent and I'll finally be adding in some exercise videos and other fun stuff.
Thank you so much for all of the well wishes, I truly appreciate it! :)