TotR: Free Topic

Oh man, Tuesday snuck up on me this week.  I’ve been crazy busy with work and trying to ramp up my training for Wine & Dine and my poor blog has been woefully neglected lately.  My co-hosts have been hopping lately too (with lots of travel and races) so for today’s Tuesdays on the Run, Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and I are decreeing at a free (running related) topic day.

It’s been a while since I’ve done any kind of what’s going on update post.  As my faithful readers may know, I naively scheduled having all four wisdom teeth pulled in the middle of race training.  My oral surgeon explained that two of the teeth were going to be “extremely difficult” because they were deeply impacted in the bone and had unusually large roots but that I should be back to running in less than a week.

I’ll pause here for anyone who has had extremely difficult oral surgery to finish their laughter.  Yeah…one week…  That did not happen.  I had complications of nerve damage (which is thankfully finally improving six weeks later) and a nasty infection that kept me sidelined for weeks.  I finally got back out there and felt like I hadn’t run in six months!  I guess the surgery or infection or both really did a number on me because it was tough to build my stamina back up.  I don’t think having to re-acclimate to the Florida summer heat and humidity helped either!

I am finally back up to six miles but Wine & Dine less than two months away so it’s going to be tight to get enough miles in before the race to enjoy it (and have energy for the after party) without getting injured in training from pushing the miles up too fast.  So I’ve returned to my old friends compression socks, Rock Tape and ice baths.

In other Wine & Dine news, I am almost done with my new race costume and it’s going to be absolutely awesome.  I can’t wait to share it with you, so stay tuned for a big reveal in October!

I hope everyone’s training is going well.  I’ve got a crazy number of races on the calendar so hopefully the blog will fill up with fun race costume reveals and race recaps soon!

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