Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I'm Still Kinda Running!

I am averaging one run a week! ARG!! That spinal tap was pretty awful. My back still hurts. I very gently got back into yoga, spin, pilates and on the ball classes. While I am usually known for being happy and positive, I'll admit I've had a few downer moments. Testing is still underway and I go to Tampa once a week for various tortures/tests. The doctor said he won't give me any results to anything until all the tests are finished and he puts it all together.

I did find out from my regular doctor that they're fairly certain it isn't MS. When I asked him what they're thinking he explained it wasn't for him to determine because technically I'm under Tampa's doctor's care. I stared deeply into his eyes trying to read his mind, but he had that physician's wall up. Well fine. See if I care. I don't wanna know anyway.

I ran last Saturday with my girlies, Steph and Elizabeth. I did a 4 miler. They ran on ahead and got lost (HA...that's what they get for deserting They wound up doing 10 miles! They also found one of our other girlies...Maria along the way. I felt so sluggish for that 4 miles, I was afraid to look at my Garmin, but I actually did 4 miles in 41 minutes. That's fine for a training run. With all that's going on these days I'll take it.

I'm going to meet Elizabeth tonight for an evening run! I haven't run at night! Ever!! We're doing 4 miles. Steph can't make it and Maria works nights so it's just us. I guess I should remember it's still broad daylight until 8:30pm, so it won't really be night. It'll still feel weird though...

I'll be back later to blog about my late-in-the-day run!

Grandson news: My little Collin is still absolutely precious! He now weighs 8 lbs 7 oz, 20.5 inches long! He just LOVES his Gramma!!! Poor little guy got his circumcision last week. My daughter cried more than he did! It's all healed up nicely and mommy and baby are fine. Collin will be 1 month old this weekend. We're making cupcakes to celebrate!!!!!!


Cami Checketts said...

Sorry to hear about your health worries. Take care of yourself,

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Hey, Kim! The Kiminator! Kimbuktu!

I'm surprised you're getting ANY runs in given the amount of sh*t you've been through - not to mention the soreness from a spinal tap! So kudos to you!

I've never run at night either, but I have an evening 5k race coming up in less than two weeks. Yikes! I better find time to try an evening training run already.

Ian was circumcised when he was two-and-a-half. Poor kid! But it had to be done. Glad little Colin's weener is healed.

Yeah, I know - "The Kiminator" ... lame.

But "Kimbuktu"? Pure gold!

Sherry said...

As always, my thoughts/prayers are with you as you go through all of this.

Way to go on your run. Time isn't an object... you are running! :o) That's GREAT news!

Your evening run sounds like fun. I should hook up with all of you sometime. :o)


Mel-2nd Chances said...

Glaven's right (pls don't tell him I wrote that... lol) You are a strong girl for getting out there running after all the concerns and pain you've been going through. You're awesome. Sorry you're still having to wait and go through more before getting answers though :(

I cried too during Terron circumcision too.

B.o.B. said...

Spinal tap does not sound fun. Rest up until you are well enough to run again. Don't want to get injured.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I will now be stalking, I mean, following you. ;)

joyRuN said...

Good for you to get your run on, spinal tap & all!

I cried harder than T2 when they chopped his weiner before we left the hospital. It's a good thing they don't remember that pain (I hope).

Steven Cohen said...

You're so strong for getting out there and running again! Kick pain's ass and just do it! I love that!

Danielle in Iowa said...

At least it is not MS! I imagine not knowing is almost worse, but you have to look on the bright side somehow!