Wednesday, January 21, 2009


I'm back off the bench! Ran 4.1 EZ in 39:37. The procedure went well. I stayed awake which is apparently unusual. As I mentioned to the nurse that drugs hammer me, I'm out for hours, she said I could opt to stay awake and that I would experience some cramping in the stomach but that would be about it...based on my last marathon I though I could easily handle a little stomach cramp. Turns out it wasn't so bad and we actually had a blast. The Dr. is a Cyclist and rides
"The Hotter that Hell 100" in Wichita Falls, TX. every year. I gathered quite a bit of information related to the GI tract and exercise (he said the veins looked good) so it was a very informative time, I made friends with the nurse, least I could do considering, plus as I was gurneyed back to my room the staff was passing on the word-"No sedation, no sedation " I felt like I'd hit the tape in 3:59! I was outta there not 20 minutes after the procedure! Eating!
The weather is on the upswing! 60's tomorrow. I will hold back, though. This is a rest week. I am only trying for 25-30 miles. I am always of my Axioms is "Leaders always learn" so I am thinking that during a rest week we must still do some form of speed work. Any suggestions or ideas or discoveries you have made would be appreciated. My speed day is Friday. Peace!


Frayed Laces said...

OMG you did that without sedation---HARDCORE!

Love to Run said...

Good to hear you are back on the road. Keep up the good training. The race will be here before you knwo it!

Shilingi-Moja said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Check back in a day or two and I'll post the answer to the ...opposite of progress... riddle.

Dude, no sedation? I've had that wonderful procedure done twice. I've been sedated, but both times I was awake enough to watch (and remember) parts of the procedure on the video screen. My family says, Gross!, but I thought it was interesting. Since you didn't mention otherwise, I assume the report was All clear.

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