Tuesday, June 25, 2013

My lovely lady lump

Sorry for the lack of updates on the blog in the past few days / weeks!!  Work has sort of grabbed hold of me and I have struggled to break free.  It is sort of like when you’re at the movies with your buddies and you see a relative you want to avoid.  You are doing your best to impress them with your AMAZING Vin Diesel impression (mostly just incomprehensible grunts and muscle flexes) and you see your grandma.  You know that you have to hug her and sit and chat for a few minutes..... it is the right thing to do. But, it takes time.... and Fast and Furious 12 is starting ANY MINUTE!  The same happened to me with work. It is certainly crunch time so I’m putting in some extra time to get things across the finish line.  It’s the right thing to do.

Fortunately, I have still been running. Essentially, I’ve been sacrificing sleep and any sort of personal time I have to run.  Since I get stabby if I don’t run, it’s a good trade off.

Last week I ran 61 miles.  There were a few bursts of speed in there, a few marathon paced miles and a few tempo/half marathon paced miles, but by in large it was base building for the NYC marathon. OH, and I chased down a bike because I’m a testosterone fueled man and had to prove a point to myself that I could.  **grunt grunt**

I’ve done everything you should, stepback weeks, good hydration, 10% build.... life is good!!  Until, it isn’t.

A few days ago I felt a small tweak in my Achilles.  Cut to after my 18 miler on Sunday and it was super sore and there was a bit of a lump where the pain radiated from.  Yes, there was a LUMP on my freaking Achilles.  I mean, I’m no doctor, but that can’t be good.  Rarely have I watched anything on TV where the doctor comes in and says “well, you have a lump where the pain is coming from, but no worries dude! Let’s go grab some beers to celebrate”.

So, I took yesterday off, and today I’m going to bike.  It feels nearly 90% better AND the lump is mostly gone, but I don’t want to risk it.  I have the Missoula marathon in 3 weeks and if I can’t run that I really would stab someone. I mean, not really, but without old men on beach cruiser bikes to chase down, my ego really takes a hit.

8 comments:

Running Through Phoenix said...

Hi grandma, yes I got the coat you sent me. No I havent worn it yet because I live in Arizona (North America!!).

Allie said...

Keep taking it easy and I'm sure you'll be ready for Missoula.

Sue's Ramblings said...

Been following you on Twitter - your training seems to be going well, minus this blip! I wish I could say the same about things here - the haze has relegated all of us indoors.

Kate Geisen said...

Stupid work...if only they'd pay us to train...or to sit around in our pajamas, whatever, I'm not picky.

Missy said...

MAJOR bummer on your Achilles. Rest and ice and I'm sure you'll rock in Montana. Which HELLO Montana in the summer is amazeballz! Jealous!
I can't wait to hear about the race and maybe add it to the must do race calender!

Runners Fuel said...

Take it easy & hopefully that lump & pain go away soon!

Jamie said...

Nice mileage! Hope everything turns out well!!

Suz and Allan said...

Hope the lump turns out to be nothing major.