Sunday, September 25, 2011

The good, bad and the ugly

Well I guess I will start with the really good. I won Julia's giveaway the other day and I received it inthe mail yesterday~ So excited about 2 new active bands!!! Thanks Julia your awesome!!

Now just the good I ran a half marathon yesterday and if you have been following me you know that this was 5 short day after I ran a full marathon. I just wanted to run it and most likely would not have a PR (since I haven't seen 1:40's since the day I got it) but also becuase it is a very hard hilly course. So the course started off at a tree farm and they had us run a loop in the MUDDY slippery field all hills before heading out on to the road. That would have been fun for a 5k but not the half. But anyways....first mile was close to a 9:30 due to that mess. I was good with that. The next 2-3miles were crazy all down hill so I dropped down to 8:30 pace and held it on the flat until mile 9. 10-13.1 was going back up to the top of the "mountain" to the finish line. I say "mountain" because we have PA mountains that are nothing like colorado mountains. But I took my grande old time between 9:30-10:00mins getting up there taking 3 walking breaks for 15-20secs. The last hill is 3/4of a mile long and I had to telephone pole run that but so was everyone else. UNTIL...this girl comes out of no where and flies up the hill like it was a piece of cake. I thought to would stink if I just got past with half a mile to go by someone in my age group. Well here is the bad....I had first place in the huge 31-under age group until that moment. Yes that is how crazy hard this course was...with my time of 1:58 (personal worst) I got second in my age group.

Ok so the good was second place and finishing the race. The bad was getting past by a girl that def did not look like she ran 13miles. Thanks again for all the good luck wishes that everyone sent of Friday!!!

Now the ugly....I lounged around the rest of the day. Did laundry and hit up Wegmans buffet for dinner as I waited for Bri to return from his guys weekend. When he got home around 7-8pm I wanted to spend time with him since I was leaving at 6am to head to my nephews bday party in NY. So I stayed up until 11ish watching Rio even though I was REALLY sleepy and hadn't napped at all. So I hit the sack read a few pages and went to bed. Next thing I know I am crying my eyes out and Bri is telling me I had a seizure.......the ugly. According to Bri within 10mins I was calmed down so it was not a long seizure at all and I did not pass back out. Which has never happened with me, I usually take about 45mins to come back out of it.

I have been seizure free since 2008. If you don't know the protocol with seizures this means 4months with no driving. I did that fine in 08 because I lived right next to a bus stop. I can't do that now. I will have to figure something out to get to work and back. Hopefully I can figure something out with my doctor. I do not want a med adjustment because yes it was a "break through" seizure I do not think it was a fail of meds. (Break through is when ur on meds but still have seizures).

The positive in all this is that Bri works at a sleep center and sees people having seizures once in awhile. He knew what to do and hold my hand and calm me down when I woke up. I was hysterical and I am sure it broke his heart. We have been together 7years and he has not witnessed me have one yet. Though it is the 4th one I have had in those 7years. If you are interested I will be putting little updates up.

Anyone else have a medical condition? Anything that has gotten in the way of running, daily routine?


Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Ugh bummer I hope you get it figured out, the no driving for four months would be really hard. Yay for winning a giveaway though!

Courtney said...

I think 2nd is great and crazy how you got passed right at the end, oh well it happens! Sounds like a tough course that you otherwise rocked.

Sorry to hear about your seizure, those are so painful to deal with and the repercussions are tough. I really hope the next 4 months so by quickly.

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Great job on your race! I didn't know about your seizures. I know from personal experience how hard it is to watch someone have one. My sister gets them very frequently--some small and other grand mal but it really stops her from doing a lot. I hope this one was a rare exception for you!

fancy nancy said...

I am so sorry to hear about your seizure. I hope that it was a rarity and you are finding yourself with 4 months and seizures well behind you!

Sara said...

Wow. I am glad you are okay and I hope you continue to be - sending warm thoughts your way!

You ran a half five days after a full?! That is amazing, girl! I am truly awed and inspired - way to go! Congratulations on second place!