Chronicling the adventures of a fleet-footed foodie and the journey to her first marathon and beyond
Friday, September 30, 2011
Gah. Today I was feeling a bit out of control - there's a lot to do that has to happen over the next week or so...appointments (chiro, physio, final immune booster, massage), training (still have a few short runs to do), errands/clean house/prep house for family visit, last minute race prep (charge garmin/ipod, make pace bracelet, create playlist), prep Thanksgiving dinner, cook two week's worth of food (there ain't no cookin' happening next week!)...the list goes on and on. Oh yeah, and of course work...and then at the end of all this I gotta run a marathon! I was feeling out of sorts because I'm a "planner" so don't like the feeling of the unknown...so of course my trusty lists came out and everything started spilling out of my pea brain. I planned out each day and what I needed to get done, so this will be my bible until race day so I don't even have to think...I gotta just do it. I've plunked it all into my handy dandy iPhone, and will delete things off as I do them. Ahhh...I already feel better!
So a tiny bit of a problem today but nothing major...or at least I'm not gonna make it major. Back/neck went out again this morning...I think it's been a combo of not watching my body positioning and the not-so-hot bed I slept in on Wednesday night (I was in Vancouver for work...and saw a little group called Kings of Leon...woop woop!! Coldplay, I still love you the most but the Kings are pretty effing awesome), and my upper back was absolutely aching. Complete agony, I tell you. I did a bunch of self massage, stretching and put heat on it, and last night it started to feel better until I got up this morning. I could feel one of my ribs had come out of place as it unfortunately happens a lot, so I know all the telltale symptoms. Nooo! This is one of my biggest fears, as this has been so bad that I can barely get out of bed without help...so I got myself in to see my chiro today and got snapped back into place. I booked a chiro appointment for the day before the race as a pre-emptive strike just in case...I'm so totally going to keep this appointment for sure, given what happened today. And now I'm even more paranoid as M twisted her ankle earlier in the week, and her arch is feeling sore and bruised, poor thing. Le sigh.