I have not blogged about running in what seems like FOREVER. The last time we spoke, I was training for the half marathon in Tromso, Norway. And I still am-- however, training has not been as good as I would like. Towards the beginning of March, I got really tired. Everything in my body just ached. After talking to a few running friends, they suspected over training. So at their suggestion I took about 4 days of rest and it was amazing what those four days did. And I was back on track with my training.
Then a health scare. Towards the end of March, I was taking a shower and started touching under my right armpit on a spot that had been sore for a few days now. As I touched around I felt some nodules that felt like little lentils. I made an appointment to see my doctor the next day, and she felt I needed a diagnostic mammogram because the nodules were in the lymph nodes area and seemed to be spreading towards my breast. And I felt a chill all over my body when she said that.
Next day, I went and they did two diagnostic mammograms and an ultrasound. And the results were in-- the lymph nodes were a bit inflamed but there was nothing suspicious there. I literally started crying with joy. All the way to the hospital I remember talking to God and saying:
But that week really took a toll on me emotionally, and set me back. Now here I am struggling with this training. Honestly, I am not feeling the running right now. It is just a struggle to get out and get running. I am sure the fact that we have an eternal winter, is not helping either. Here I am, 10 weeks from my first half marathon and I feel lost. Ugh.
What do you do when you are just not motivated--emotionally or physically-- to go running? Any advise?