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Saturday, September 11, 2010

If all else fails I think I've found a replacement.

My 2 1/2 year old in my race gear.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

We know what it isn't...

Seven weeks into my mysterious pain issue. It's not my ovaries (i.e. cysts), it's probably not my appendix (though that's still my best guess - more later), it's not gall bladder or colon or IBS. But it's constant daily pain and I've begun to get annoyed.

I've had ultra sounds, a CT scan, and tomorrow I start seeing a GI Doctor to look at my intestines.

One theory was that I pulled a muscle by running but we've eliminated that theory since my pain is getting worse even though I've only ran once this month.

Apparently there's this issue out there called "chronic appendicitis" and my symptoms best match that but my blood work and CT scan don't indicate any appendix issues. So if nothing shows up on the GI end ("end" - ha ha) and my pain continues after a couple more weeks we'll do another CT scan.

But since I'm not running (and the weather is finally getting nicer for morning runs) I won't do the Chikin Run 10K. I will however volunteer to work at that race. It will be my first time to volunteer so I'm looking forward to this new experience.

I haven't written off the Middle Half yet but I no longer have a chance of making under 2:15. I'll still hope for a better time than last year but it won't be by much. I still have 7 weeks to train but we'll have to see how I feel.