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Diagnosed with depression 19 years ago, I lost the life I once knew, but in the process re-created a better me. I am alive and functional today because of my dog, my treatment team, my sobriety, and my willingness to re-create myself within the confines of this illness. I hate the illness, but I'm grateful for the person I've become and the opportunities I've seized because of it. I hope writing a depression blog will reduce stigma and improve the understanding and treatment of people with mental illness. All original content copyright to me: etta. Enjoy your visit!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Week Eleven Round-Up

What a strange week. Ran great and easy Tuesday and Wednesday, but then attacked by fatigue mid-run on Thursday, which reduced me to a long, light-headed walk home. Fretting about miles after incapacitating fatigue and no run on Friday. Volunteered at a kids race Saturday and decided to sign up for the Sunday half-marathon because I knew there was no other way I would get my scheduled 12-miler done. Expected nothing. Planned to use it as a glorified training run, and it was; but I was able to race by the end! Felt good. Recovered well. Seem to be right where I need to be to achieve my goal time in a few weeks.
But now, incapacitated again... my dog, my boy, my buddy...blew-out his ACL (knee) today, and I am blaming myself. I am so, so sad. And I don't feel like doing anything. But, I need to get back on the roads tomorrow--solo...
Here is the summary of my strange Week Eleven of the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Training Program:

Week Eleven: May 19-25, 2008
Ran: 5 days
Miles: 37.4
Long Run: 13.1 miles (race)
Speed: 10 x 1:00 intervals hard with 1:00 recovery
Swam: 1/2 mile+
Found Money: $0.07

Here's to a week of joyful miles, lighter legs, and sunny days!
And if you are so inclined, please say a prayer for Puck, my dog. Hopefully, he'll be able to have surgery tomorrow. Come to think of it, say one for me, too, please...


deepblue said...

My husband is training for the Wahsatch Steeplechase right now - a 17 mile mountain run. Runners amaze me. And so I enjoy hearing about your training. Hope you have a better week - and I will keep your dog in my prayers.

Michelle (The Beartwinsmom) said...

Sending prayers for you and Puck!

I thought of you when I was shopping this weekend. I was at Dick's Sporting Goods and there was one of those Life is Good tank tops. It had a pair of running shoes on the front and the saying was "Gotta Run". If I knew your size and where you lived, you would be expecting a package. ;-)

Mr B The Tech Teacher said...

I'm not religious, but I'm sending you my best "cosmic vibes" :)

P.S. You've been tagged, check my most recent post "Flower Smellers Award" :)

la said...

Good luck to you and Puck xx