Thursday, May 21, 2015

Dealing With the Pain

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! :)


  1. That's so great that your husband will be training with you. I hope you have a great weekend and I look forward to seeing some exercise videos and other fun stuff :)

  2. I'm so sorry you're not getting any straight answers. I know from personal experience how frustrating it is to not have answers or know how to make symptoms go away. I hope you continue to get better, and I'm looking forward to your exercise videos!

  3. I hope things continue to get better for you!

  4. I'm sorry you're in so much pain. I hope that you are able to get some relief somehow.

    Sounds like, despite being so busy, you have a great weekend planned! Enjoy every minute of it!

  5. Dealing with ongoing pain is never any fun. Hopefully you're able to find a way to relieve it soon.

  6. So sorry to hear about the pain you're experiencing, but I'm glad you're happy and healthy despite it :) Also good call on starting training after the race!

  7. I"m sorry you're in so much pain. It's so cool that your husband is your trainer.

    Have a wonderful Friday!

  8. Gosh take care of yourself and good luck and best wishes for your half marathon. Look forward to reading more soon. :)

  9. Im so sorry to hear! Take care of yourself.

  10. It sucks that you weren't able to figure out what's going on. Hopefully you'll get some answers soon and not have to deal with the pain for too long!