I didn't do a damned bit o' running this past week. I ended up working around 50-hours, meaning I was too exhausted for my own good by the time I got home at night. Which meant, sleep. Not running.
A quick note about my lung...thank you for all the comments of concern and frantic e-mails about my condition. YES! I am alive and kicking (obviously). A bit o' history for you kids...back in January '04 my left lung collapsed more than 30%. It literally felt like my rib cage/skin/bra/shirt was crushing my chest. It wasn't pretty. I ended up needing a chest tube through my side (ouch!) and an extended stay in the geriatric ward of Northwestern hospital. Apparently the lining on my lungs are similar to that of bubble wrap. And when some of those little blebs (the techy term for "bubbles") pops, it's not a good feeling. But at least I know what it feels like and how I can manage it if it's not a large pop.
So last week when a few of those suckers popped it was bad at first, but with controlled breathing, improved drastically. I was a bit nervous to attempt any form of running, so I chilled.
I got a bunch of stuff accomplished though! Our taxes are now finished and all of my homework is complete for CKU. Woohoo!! CKU is well...okay...hmm...I confess...yours truly is a scrapbooking geek, and well...I'm going to this massive and awesome and insane scrapbook ordeal. It's like the mecca of scrapbook fiestas...and I'm really quite excited. I leave tonight and won't return until Saturday evening (so no blog updates either). But I had a lot of stuff to do in preparation for CKU-A, I'm just relieved that it's all finito!
I'm hoping to hit the treadmill at the hotel one of the days that I'm out there. Because this Sunday is the Shamrock Shuffle 8k...and well, I'm totally unprepared. But what's new about that?! I'm excited because this is the first race that both Mike and I are running together...and it's the largest 8k in the world (they capped it at 25,000 participants and it sold out in Feb!). My mum will be at the finish line cheering us on...assuming that she can find us in the crowd.
Ideally, I'd like to break the 60 minute mark, but we'll see how that goes over. With my lack of running and my lung, I'll be lucky to have ONE sub-12 minute mile. :sigh:
Alright....I've got lots of stuff to get done before tonight hits. So I hope everyone has a good running week and I'll report back with my race report on Sunday sometime. :)
Love and Peace!