Monday, March 5, 2018

My Own Half-Marathon

Pre-run. Wearing a fuel belt for the first time in awhile
     I haven't been feeling to great lately. Between an across-state move and intense abdominal pain that sent me to the ER, I wasn't sure how I was going to pull-off marathon training. Good news though: this weekend I ran a half-marathon !

     I wrote earlier about how I was feeling behind in my marathon training because of an across-state move. To make matters worse, towards the end of February, I had constant nausea with abdominal pain.

     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.

     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. 

Mile splits

After my run, I took a second to relax by the water.

Post-run face. I did it!