Tuesday, February 14, 2006

SMOOCH!! CYBER KISSES TO YOU ALL!



It seems that I forgot that doubling Interferon dosage meant an increase in side effects and fatigue for a few shot cycles. The last few days have seen some increase in headaches and stomach aches and some odd fatigue. I am able to work through the headaches and stomach aches by reminding myself they are "side effects and I am fine" but the fatigue really get's to me. Emotionally managing fatigue takes some serious effort.

Yesterday's workout called for a 30 minute swim. Nothing taxing, just laps. I did 20 minutes and that was the end of the workout. My form had fallen apart and there wasn't anything left. I covered 800 yards and I was happy that I got in the pool at all. How tired was I? I called Jim and asked him to pick me up at the metro station because I was too exhausted to walk the 5 blocks back to the house.

My sleep these past few days has been restless but the good news is that eventually my brain will just shut everything down and I will sleep long and hard!! Our bodies are so smart like that!

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My RIGHT Knee: I have an appointment to see an Orthapedist (Dr. #7) on Thursday morning. I'm hoping he can give me an official diagnosis and get me started on some RECOVERY.

Coach Debi was gentle but no-nonsense in her email on Monday when she strongly recommended that I NOT do the Myrtle Beach 1/2 Marathon this weekend until I get my knee problems resolved.

SMART COACH: "It is not worth doing any long term damage to the joint."

DUMB ATHLETE: I HATE NOT DOING RACES THAT I SIGN UP FOR!! (Insert Whiney Holly Voice Here)

Don't worry - reason won out over ego - I'd hate it more if I was down and out for even longer because I was stubborn and really did some long term damage.

So I called my sister Heather and told her that we are still coming down for the long weekend BUT I will not be able to run the race. She completely understood - My sister is cool like that. (They both are!) We talked about walking some of the event if the Doc doesn't think it will cause any more damage but that will have to be a case of "wait and see".

So that is all the news that is fit to BLOG in my neck of the woods. EASY spin on the workout calendar tonight.

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!! CYBER KISSES AND HUGS TO YOU ALL!

Live STRONG!

9 comments:

Iron Benny said...

Happy Valentines Day to you too. Just don't tell Nytro about the cyber kiss, hee hee.
Benny

nancytoby said...

Holly - you might want to check with the orthopedist on *walking* the half. That might work if you don't push it. You have four hours before the cutoff and you should be able to do it fine in that time (18:19 min/mile pace).

Good luck and have FUN!!

TriFeist said...

Yikes! That sounds like some serious fatigue.

Bummer about the half marathon. Sure, you don't want to do damage to the knee but maybe there is a happy medium.

The picture of the dog swimming cracked me up. Too funny.

Happy Valentines Day to you, too!

Holly said...

Thanks .. yeah that swim kick my butt in ways I hadn't remembered. It is funny how quickly you can "forget" how something really was ....kind of like doing a Marathon or Ironman or perhpas pregnancy (although I have not done 2 of the 3) .. your brain forgets the discomfort and you are left with nothing but "I can do that..."

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Happy Valentines.

jeanne said...

I think you have a very smart coach! Good luck with the knee, and listen to your body. Happy v-day!

Keryn said...

What's up with your knee?

Happy V day to you too! :)

Bolder said...

Happy V-day Holly!

Cliff said...

Happy Valentine...