Monday was a big day at work for a few reasons and by the end I was looking forward to a nice, easy recovery run after work. I chose the lake path again, partly due to the flatness after the previous day’s 10 and I because I thought it would be a good place to test out my new shoes. They fit great in the store but I had to go up a 1/2 size. When I wore them for the puppy walk on Saturday night, they felt too big, especially going downhill. Ruh-ro. This time out I paired them with my Pro Compression Trainer Low socks (love by the way) as they are a little thicker than my other socks. So much better!
My mother met me at the lake and we set out. I was feeling tired and my leg was not appreciating the heels that I had worn all day, so I wasn’t expecting much. After a 10 minute warm up walk, I broke away to run, not sure I was going to 3 laps or 4. I think the Sayonara’s had my legs a little confused. They forgot it was supposed to be an easy day. I averaged a 9:35 pace for the next 3 miles with forced walk breaks in each mile because I knew I should be running slower. 4.25 miles in total for the day. I felt pretty good in the shoes, but then it’s only been 8 miles. I was trying to pay extra attention to my form since I knew they were a lighter weight than I was used to, it did get a little sloppy towards the end. I will have to work on that next time. 🙂
Today was D-Day otherwise known as doctor day. After waiting so long, I was kind of afraid something was going to push it back again. I skedaddled out of work at 1:45 because I was afraid of any traffic issues. Of course, there were none so I ended spending some time in the parking lot. 🙂 For the first time, my mother joined me at the appointment. I just wanted a better answer so I was all for anything that might make him listen more. We were there for 2 hours, granted part of that was waiting in the waiting room. I was prepared for him to want to order tests, I was prepared for different medication; I was not prepared for was for him to admit that he needs another opinion. Umm, aren’t you the specialist? So I have a bunch of blood work I need to do followed by 2 new heavy duty antibiotics and then a histamine blocker? They are also working on a referral for a doc down in LA. Boo.
One of the antibiotics he initially wanted to prescribe dictated no strenuous exercise because it could damage your tendons. I guess I had my “hell no” face on because before I could say anything (or freak out) my mother spoke up. She implied that I could get really bitchy without running -haha- true story! He switched medications so I am still ok to run. It just means that once again I am going into a half marathon while on antibiotics. After getting out of the appointment I was just felt drained, and after 3 days of running/ walking I turned the evening into a rest day.
This week might end up with fewer running days but I am trying not to stress on it. I start class tomorrow and am trying to figure out how to do a business mixer and the gym on Thursday. I need to do my long run on Saturday because the company picnic (or beach day) is Sunday. This school thing is really throwing me off- when am I ever going to do business internationally anyways?
How about you guys? Ever wanted to snap at a doctor?
What company picnics? Yay, nay or never had one?
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