Mind Numbing

That is how my week has gone. I have not run a step (other than up and down stairs trying to frantically pack last night) since Sunday. I can still feel a bit of pain but it isn't excruciating like it was after the race. So I am hoping tomorrow will be okay, since it is trails and an easier pace.

I sincerely hope it goes well. This week has been horrible. I really could use a good long run in the forest. I think Mouse is in the same boat so we should have a really good time. We have already discussed a run to the store for ice to help with any injuries post race.

Work has just been a madhouse this week. I have several projects on my plate and it seems like anytime I get in a groove on one I get an email or a call needing something on a different one ASAP. My brain wasn't happy with that by the time 7 pm rolled around last night. I had a hard time even remembering my name by the end of the day. I am sure all of that was made worse by the lack of running.

I was so out of it last night and stressed over some stupid insurance stuff that I had a complete anxiety attack on the road. David was driving and it just felt like every car on the road was going to nail us and I couldn't breathe. It was scary. David was so concerned he asked if I needed to see someone.

But I am feeling much better this morning. The weekend trip to the woods is just what I need. I have been looking forward to this race for what seems like forever. Funny since it is the one race this season that I won't be "racing" :)

I am so excited to try all the different nutrition and practice my race plans for JFK. Checking out all the aid stations. Watching the 50 mile runners come in. Walking up the hills :) Running in my trail shoes. So much fun to be had!

Hope everyone has a great weekend! Good luck to everyone doing Portage Lakes Tri and the Buckeye Half Marathon.


brent d. said...

wow... i'm sorry to hear about how your week has been going. i also know first hand about panic attacks and they SUCK. hang in there. tomorrow you'll be out in nature, doing what you love to do and all will be well with the world. just remember it's a training run and listen to your body and you'll do awesome!


Papa Louie said...

Hope all is well. Have a great weekend! Enjoy your run.

Michele said...

Good luck and have an awesome time.

Look forward to one of your great race reports.

Rae said...

GOOD LUCK tomorrow! You guys are going to have so much fun and do awesome!! Take lots of pics and please run with your little backpack!!!

I hope next week is MUCH better!

RunBubbaRun said...

Looking strong in the run speedy girl. Good luck in the race this weekend. Let me know if you get any good tips for your 50 miler from other people at the race. I wish I could be out there running.

TriSaraTops said...


Wait, you? Worry? On the road?

:) hee hee

Can't wait to hear the report--have a wonderful time.

Kurt in Boston said...

Hope the hamstring is holding up. A relaxing run through the woods should do wonders.

iliketoast said...

I find obsession with running is so less stressful than work.

Jodi said...

Sorry to hear about your stress :(

I went through about 6 months in early college when I was having panic attacks almost daily. It was horrible. The best way to to handle them is to see them coming, close your eyes, take deep breaths and clear your mind. Just focus on your heart rate and feel it getting slower and slower.

Or just go for a 26 mile run...


Glad to hear the race went well. I was worried about you and your legs!


DaisyDuc said...

Sorry to hear things have been hectic....hope this weekend went well for you!