Wednesday, January 05, 2011
The the old year didn't close out and the New Year is not starting off as I anticipated. I've been on the injured list (IT band issues, bursitis--don't old people get that??--and other aches and pains) since early November and my goal was to start training on Jan. 1 for the Just a Short Run 30K (an oxymoron to be sure!). I thought that the PT sessions would cure all my aches, and I'd be as new in 2011. But that's not been the case.
The last week of December my back went "out," so on top of the PT, I'm now going to the chiropractor. Adding insult to injury, I woke up on January 1 with a terrible cold that is sucking every ounce of energy out of me. And if that isn't bad enough, my gallbladder has informed me that if I want to eat rich foods (pate anyone??) and desserts every night for a week or so, there's going to be a price to be paid.
The very least it could have done was to give some warning volleys early in the celebrating so I could have scaled back before it launched its main attack (sneaky little bugger).
The good news is that I quickly went back to my sensible eating habits and the gallbladder attacks are subsiding. Another week of clean eating and they'll probably be history. Somehow I managed only to gain 2 lbs. from November to January--a normal fluctuation
. So it's not all sour grapes.
I guess after this kind of start, the year can only get better!