I felt bad about skipping so many training runs so I guilted myself into joining the group run today. It was more about seeing if the pain and fatigue were real or exaggerated by my brain. I know that sometimes you can run even though you feel like crap. So even though it was 80 something with humidity at 7 a.m. this morning and the group was going 9 miles I decided I'd at least try.
I started off fine. Yes, there was pain but it wasn't worse with running. But the coach decided to make us go over "the hill" (actually a bridge that's an overpass for the train) and back and then back up a real (though less steep) hill to start on the rest of the trail. After those three uphills I fell behind everyone in the group and knew I wouldn't be able to finish. So I slowed to a walk and then found a bench to sit down for a moment to cool down and slow my heart rate. I walked the mile back to my car (so my total distance this morning was about 3 miles). In retrospect I should have skipped the hill to get more distance but whatever - you run you learn.
I have an ultrasound on Thursday to check for cysts. I'm pretty sure I have one given the cramping pain and now pressure on my nerves which gives me pelvic pain as well. If it's not a cyst then I'll check into gastrointestinal problems because there's definitely something wrong/abnormal going on.