Being tested beyond belief

I hate to write negative posts but I feel like that is all I have done over the last few months. So sadly here is another notch in the ladder of mental and physical limit testing.

I ran the great Sporting Life 10km yesterday with really no big expectations after the last few months. My warm up was good. Nothing bugging me and when I started out I felt good. I set my virtual partner at a 4:08 pace and thought if I go above that I am totally cool with it. Gorgeous day , no wind, first race . Trying to get my motivation and love for it back. I was on track above my pace and hit the 5 km at 20:04. I had at that time wished it was a 5 km but continued on. As usual in this race about 7 km I get a bit of a low. What I did not expect was to have a deep ache in my pelvic bone on the left side . I continued on and kept a short stride and at about 8 km thought maybe I should pull up but of course that stupid person inside kept going. It was still just a dull ache and had it been sharp I would have definitely pulled out.

I pushed the last km and knew I was close to 40 mins. 40:35. Not a PB ( that was two years ago 40:05, but close to last year at 40:28). I knew when I was done and bumped into the lovely @runningchic Michelle Clarke that something was not right.

I have connections having been in the sports medicine world for a while so I emailed my doc. He saw me this morning and diagnosed a pelvic stress fracture. This morning I woke up wishing it has been a bad dream . It was real and he confirmed it. Sad to say my race season is done and I just want to be mobile enough soon to enjoy the nice weather strolling around with my family. For the next 5 days I will be on crutches and then hopefully a couple more weeks from now more mobile without as much pain.

Life keeps throwing me these little curveballs . Don’t they know I am not great at catching them?! I do think I said a few posts back that if I had to be sidelined again I would deal with it better. I had darn well take my eom advice. This too shall pass .

Please go and run or cycle because you can . That’s always been my motto. I will be back and for now try to catch up on books and more family time. What could be so bad about that?

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And my daughter made me this beautiful Mother’s Day dinner with “pizza bowls”. She was a great hostess and did it pretty much all herself . Complete with beverages, salad , brownies and fruit salad! Love her .

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