Well I finally got my CT scan results and they were not really what I expected. My ab muscles are fine thankfully and I don't have a hemorrhoid! I do have a uterine fibroid that they will be doing an ultrasound on this coming Monday. Apparently based on the location and size it could be causing my abdominal pain, so strange to me.
I am ok to run as long as I can handle any pain that comes along with it. So I am back to training and have just three weeks until my half marathon. I am slightly concerned only because I have missed so much training. At least I have ran this race before, I know it isn't super hilly and I'm not a fast distance runner anyway :)
I would like to beat my previous time but I will not be disappointed if that doesn't happen, as long as I run the entire race I will be happy with that.
This ongoing issue has caused me to push back my next competition. I was going to compete in July at the NGA 4th Annual Mr and Ms Sioux Empire Natural Bodybuilding and Figure Championship. I was disappointed to have to make that decision but when it comes to figure competing I always want to bring my best to the stage. I would begin my cut now and I just don't have the size I want to start cutting.
Hopefully we get everything figured out, I get back into my regular lifting routine and I can look forward to competing this fall.
It is hard for me to push back events, it really is. I've learned to look at it this way though, there is no time limit, I can compete for as long as I am physically able and want to. There have been some bumps along the way this year and I am making the proper adjustments which in the end will make me a better competitor.
Last night I got out and ran just two miles, I took my new running buddy with me. I will have to split up runs to get him in proper condition, he made it two miles and we went at a slower pace than normal for me. He did awesome though for his first run and I look forward to many, many more runs with my sweet boy Hurley.