A blog about my journey of training to run a 1/2 marathon with Team In Training and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and beyond.

Monday, July 6, 2015

It's Been A Good Long While

I'm notorious for taking breaks in training, but I've never taken a break this long before. Did you miss me?! You should have, but don't fret, I'm back. A few things have changed. I am no longer diagnosed with Lupus. My kids are older and involved in all kinds of activities. My husband travels even more than he did before, which often times makes it difficulty for me to train. However, I am back with a firm resolution. I have began training for the Route 66 Half Marathon. I bought a treadmill to run after the kids go to sleep. I'm doing this all crazy like, but at least I'm doing it. So here are my goals: 
Short term: figure out a way to train without neglecting family obligations, train for the Route 66, and beat my R66 PR of 3:11. 
Long term: become more consistent with training, train for the R66 Full (gasp!) Marathon next year, get a decent Full underbelt before 2019 When we do the Dublin Marathon. 

My training schedule is much more balanced this time and I am doing better about cross training. I am running on Monday, Tuesday,Thursday, and long on Saturday. I am cross training with yoga on Wednesdays and softball on Fridays. Once softball season is over, I plan to add weights and rowing. 
Ambitious for me, I know, but I'm getting this done. 

As for my medical condition, it has changed too! Right now my diagnosis is "undetermined auto-immune disorder". I have begun seeing a new specialist (she's amazing) and she has already helped my pain management tremendously. We put me on a Vitamin D supplement since I was deficient, switched me from ibuprofen to Meloxicam, and have done a multitude of testing. This is the specialist that switched my sister's Dx from Lupus to Scleroderma (which we have ruled out for me so I am hoping that she can figure out what is going on with me. I feel better than I have in a while. I'm still fatigued and stiff, but my daily pain has went from an 8 to a 5. Progress! 

So here goes my next adventure. Until next time...

Peace, love, and future days! 

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