I am sad to write this and honestly, kindof embarrassed. The half marathon that I am supposed to be running on Sunday, (yeah, the one I started talking about like 3 months ago) must go on without me. Instead of running, I am going to be getting a chest x-ray and stress test. Awesome. What 24 year old has ticker issues?
I often thought on several occasions while I was running and feeling pretty close to death, “Maybe bodies are not intended to be pushed this hard.” What benefit do I get out of running 13 miles? I am beginning to think none. Man. I even bought some really cute yoga pants so I looked adorable crossing the finish line.
I am thinking this is just another sweet post-pregnancy gift, much like the destruction of my one and only thyroid. Why couldn’t it have been a gallbladder or appendix? Something that I didn’t need. Now I am left having to take meds every morning. Ugg. The worst part is that I can’t start drinking the good stuff for an ENTIRE HOUR! (Coffee, that is. Jeeze people, I don’t start boozing until noon.)
Well, I am off to lace up my shoes now for a very different reason. I will be running on a treadmill, with wires all over me, in a room full of men over 50 who have never raised their treadmill speed over 2.5. Oh, I will feel right at home. Wish me luck!
Sassypants Wifey says
Good luck, I hope it all turns out well for ya. Thats kind of scary! Better eat your morning cheerios (dont those contribute to a healthier heart or something…) Keep us posted!
Yikes! Hope everything works out alright.
hope your ticker will be OK!
stopping by for a last minute visit from UBP – party on 🙂
I guess better to get it checked now than at the finish line right? I guess the yoga pants can be used for yoga, a non heart stressing activity. You are adorable. I am glad UBP brought me your way!!
Let us know how it goes.. I had one and it was not fun to jog topless on a treadmill.
I couldn’t run to save my life. lol
The Happy Housewife says
Hope your testing goes well, I could never run a 5k let alone a half marathon. Everyone else in my family does though…
CJ Sime says
I love you site title!
Sorry you aren’t running in the marathon. I am not that type, but I can imagine your disappointment.
Hope the tests go well!
The Quick's says
Good luck, I hope all is well! Pregnancy does horrible things to our bodies! Why do people do it, ha ha I guess it is worth it in the end! But seriously I am without the gallbladder and appendix and I would take that over the thyroid problem anyday, it just kind of leaves me with no more useless body parts to remove!