Thursday, January 19, 2017

Five Hundred Seventy-Six

January 16, 2017
7.92 Miles in 1:20:35
Mood: Pushing through the pain
Soundtrack: The Gist / Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness "Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness"

On Friday night the 13th, I attended a party at my work, and when I got home I fell asleep on the couch. I awoke at around 2 in the morning, and decided to get off the couch and head towards my bed and not spend the whole night sleeping on the sofa. I made a pit stop in the bathroom, and started getting dizzy. The next thing I remember I am sitting on the bathroom floor with the shower curtain pulled down on top of me and am in pain. While I'm still not entirely sure how or why I passed out, I do know the biggest result of this incident. I have either bruised or fractured my ribs on my right side, and they hurt. A lot.

I put off this run until Monday, as it was Martin Luther King day, and I ended up heading to the Goodson Rec Center because there was a ton of snow everywhere. This allowed me to wear shorts and be moderately more comfortable as I ran. Still, running with ribs that are injured is difficult and possibly stupid. It hurt, but not bad enough to make me want to stop. I pushed through so that I could tally up some miles to get me to my 37th consecutive 100 mile month. I don't want this streak to end, and I powered through the pain to get closer to achieving it for January. I was sore for the rest of the evening, but I got in nearly 8 miles and pushed myself really hard to finish. I was quite proud that I made this happen, and felt good about this track run.

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