So my journey to the Monument Avenue 10k ended suddenly with a bout of pneumonia, a chest x-ray, a CT scan, and finally a referral to a pulmonologist for further diagnosis and treatment.
Yes, in case anyone noticed my recent absence from the blogging world, last week just wasn't my week. I spent much of my time in the Doctor's office and the rest of it chauffeuring my son to swim lessons, doesn't he look soo cute
It all started a couple of days before my husband's 30th Birthday party when I began what I thought was a sinus infection. I developed the most obnoxious cough and after about a week of the cough and one night of not being able to breath very well, I decided to get it checked out by a Medical Doctor. At the Doctor's office, a chest x-ray showed a spot on my lung and the doctor decided, just to be safe, that I should go have a CT Scan. My CT Scan showed several swollen lymph nodes and a couple of pulmonary nodules in my lungs. Hence, I have ceased aerobic activities until I go see a lung specialist. Sadly, this means no 10k for right now. I would say I would walk it, but I don't even want to go there because I just know that I'll bee too tempted to go ahead and run anyway.
I have been really upset about this turn of events. I have trained so hard for this 10k. I know I can do it! A week prior to this bout I ran over 6 miles in 82 minutes. I met both of my goals - 1. to run at least 75% of the 6.2 miles, I ran all of it! 2. to finish in under 90 minutes - how's 82 minutes?!?!
With the positive in mind, I know this is not the end of me and running! Hopefully, I will have some answers soon and will be right back to beating the pavement! In fact, I have a 10k in May in mind for my new first race.
So, in the absence of aerobic activity, I need to get a new program. I am thinking some Pilate's and weights and doing some walking. This is Vincent's last week of his power swimming class (2 weeks straight of lessons from 6-7pm!) so I'll probably start incorporating this in next week.
Good luck to everyone participating in the Monument Ave. 10k, hoping to be there with you next year!