Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Good, Good and Great

The ladder part of last week was conspicuously absent of exercise. I can't even remember anymore why we skipped Wednesday's walk - weather maybe? - or why I cheated myself out of Thursday's run - no time, probably. Obviously nothing memorable, just the little excuses that crop up and come between me and a run.
Dailymile really knows how to make '0' days look depressing
Friday was an off day for a whole different reason. Remember back in March when I confided that I have a totally messed up digestive system? Well my super exciting endoscopy was bright and early Friday morning. I'm happy to report that this time was worlds different than last time - great staff, excellent drugs and the doctor was top notch. Turns out my stomach is super lazy and doesn't bother to flex and squeeze when I eat. Jerk! The good news is that it doesn't seem bad enough that I'll have to seriously alter my diet (this is awesome seeing as though the gastroparesis diet usually excludes fiber, whole wheat, raw veggies/fruits, peanut butter, fat and caffeine). Two new medications for six months and I should be good to go!

We got home from the procedure around 8:30 a.m. on Friday and I did just about nothing for the rest of the day. When I woke up Saturday I wasn't really sure whether my planned 20 miler would happen or not. I was actually a little worried about it, to be honest. As I geared up Coach Josh gave me all of the pep I needed to get out the door. I planned it so my route was based on the Derby Festival Marathon Route.

And then, I just did it. I ran 20 miles!
Not only that, but I ran them pretty fast too! Here's Saturday's 20 miler vs. my 17 miler 2 weeks before

I'm pretty excited, to say the least. On top of that, I've managed to stay on track with my healthy - and lazy stomach friendly - eating habits despite easter.
Fresh fruit & pizza w/ veggie cheese & turkey pepperoni - YUM!
Another busy week at hand and only 17 days until the Derby Festival Marathon. Well, 13 days until my Tax final so I guess I should start training for that? Nah, running's more fun so we'll do that instead. 

Happy Running!


  1. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! congrats :) way to throw that 20 miler in and congrats on the speed :D YAY!!!!

    I love that your empty dailymile days say "WTF" ;)

    1. I just now realized the WTF thing - that is AWESOME (and fitting)!!

  2. The fact that you ran 20 miles is seriously Bad-A. Congrats!!!

  3. My mom has the same stomach issue as you and she finally got sorted out.

    I'll be at Derby too! I'll be running the half instead of the full! You'll do great I bet! I'm so ready for the Derby and Pig, this is my fav time of year for racing. I use to use Daily Mile, I still have an account but when I started triathlon training it became half impossible to keep entering all the info in.

    1. I'm glad to your mom got her issues sorted out :) it's nice to know that there are people with 'normal' lives out there with it - the internet is only full of the crazies!

      Oh man, Derby&Pig?! Double dose of AWESOME. I'm dying to do the Pig again, it's just so hard to leave Louisville over Derby weekend haha I hope the fates introduce us at the Derby - maybe before the start :) Shaping up to be a great weekend!

  4. awwww!!! so fun! love this! and you were definitely rockin that 20 this past weekend :) :) :) cant wait for derbyyyyy race day!!

  5. Oh you poor thing - I had one of those endo things before and they're the worst! Glad to hear you are going to be okay and don't have to make any huge changes or anything! Good luck with training for your race and your final! The pizza sounds really good!