It’s hard to believe that we are here at the end of a week already. This one flew by. Another good week of running – even with a few hiccups.
To start off, my costochondritis has been acting up this week. It started last Monday and hung on until the end of this week. In case you’ve never heard of it (I hadn’t until I was diagnosed 2 years ago – here’s the definition:
“Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage in the rib cage. The condition usually affects the cartilage where the upper ribs attach to the breastbone, or sternum, an area known as the costosternal joint or costosternal junction.
Chest pain caused by costochondritis can range from mild to severe. Mild cases may only cause your chest to feel tender to touch or some pain when you push on the area of your chest cartilage.
Severe cases may cause shooting pains down your limbs or unbearable chest pain that interferes with your life and doesn’t seem to go away. The condition often goes away within a few weeks, but some cases may require treatment.”
I had my first bout of it in November 2015 right before a marathon. Here’s a link to the blog post that I wrote about the non-marathon. http://www.thestreakingrunner.com/outer-banks-marathon-non-race-recap-is-a-did-not-start-better-than-a-did-not-finish/
Now, I did have a stress test the next week which proved my heart was healthy. Also, 2 weeks later I ran 30 miles for my 30 year streak anniversary. Then, I was diagnosed with costochronditis. Last week was the first flare up since 2015. Kind of hope it’s the last.
I did go to the doctor on Thursday just to have my heart checked out. Even though I knew everything was fine – just wanted to make sure. And, of course, since it’s February and heart month, every other commercial you see is about women and heart being their #1 killer. Everything checked out fine – and it’s a lot better today.
Anyway, on with the week in review:
Sunday – 6 miles. Waited until the afternoon to take advantage of 60 degree weather!
Monday – Easy 5 miles before heading for weekly trip to Mom’s.
Tuesday – 4 rest day miles
Wednesday – Long run day. 15 miles. Weather was a little chilly at the start – but, overall a good run.
Thursday – 4 early, easy miles before going to the doctor and spending the day with Hubby. This is the day that we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Always busy at the DQ with ice cream cakes – so we usually celebrate a day or two later.
Friday – 5 rainy miles
Saturday – 7 miles.
46 total miles for the week. Good miles, so-so weather, heart strong. Yep, it was a good week!