This lasted for about a week, so I decided to go to urgent care. They were concerned I had an appendicitis, so directed me to the ER. Not what I wanted to hear! I was plugged in to an IV, and had an ultrasound and CT scan. Fortunately it was not an appendicitis. They discovered a lot of excess fluid in my lower abdomen, so concluded that I had an ovarian cyst rupture, which explains all the discomfort.
A few days have passed since, and I am feeling about 75% better (to be exact haha). Running with a supposed-ovarian cyst has not been a pleasant experience, but luckily I am basically back to my happy running self.
Yesterday I ran a half-marathon!
|Pre-run. Wearing a fuel belt for the first time in awhile|
I was supposed to run the Snake River Canyon Half Marathon near Pullman last weekend. I was registered and everything. Since we moved though, obviously it didn't make too much sense to run it this year (it would have been my 4th year running it).
Instead, I decided to just run my own half marathon.
The run was fun and pretty eventful. I saw a lot of different parts of town. And only got lost once...
|I got lost when I decided to run over the overpass. I should have taken a left turn before it... whoops.|
I was pretty excited to do a long run in my new hometown. The route a took was gorgeous and along the water at least half of the time.
|Seattle is in the distance.|
I didn't feel too tired during the run, and my average heart rate was only around 160 bpm.
I was so happy to be able to run this distance! Now I feel like there is still hope that I will be able to run the Vancouver Marathon in about 9 weeks.
|After my run, I took a second to relax by the water.|
|Post-run face. I did it!|