Back to the story though. My mom and I had run this 1/2 marathon two years ago before L was here and we had a great time so we wanted to do it again this year. We had our trip planned far in advance and it was much anticipated. As the trip neared I started getting a little anxious as I would be leaving L for the first time for more than just a night. I prayed about it and knew this trip was much needed for my mental health and knew that God would be present at our home and L would be well taken care of by his daddy and grandparents.
Two days before our race hubby and I went to true movies and as the movie started I started to feel shaky and chilled, like big time. On top of the fact that I had what felt like a sore/clogged milk duct. I knew this was bad as I had mastitis before and by the time the movie ended I was so chilled and shaky I could hardly walk straight, I felt like death!!
There was no question I was running the race on Saturday we payed too much and I had trained and anticipated this, it was not a question. I put a warm pack on and pumped like crazy and I even went and got L out of bed and put him in bed with me to just nurse to try to get the clog out. I Still felt awful but by morning the fever had gone and I was just left with a lot of soreness. I had no time to go to the Dr. as I was supposed to leave late morning so I tried The med clinic at our grocery store which after waiting an hour they inform me they don't treat mastitis...I was so annoyed I almost started crying right then but I called my Dr. and she put in a RX for me to pick up.
|cool chandelier in the lobby|
The redness and soreness stuck around for a few days but by Saturday morning I felt great and the race was ON!! I did ok, probably as good as my half assed training allowed but I actually did not bad on my time 2:12 which isn't close to my best time but it also wasn't my worst either!
AFter the race we enjoyed free massages, free wine, and a day relaxing at the pool!! It was so good to get home to my sweet boy but I had a fantastic trip and really enjoyed a carefree, relaxing weekend with my momma!!
|complete with smores!!|