Tomorrow morning is my last meeting hopefully with my doctor. I feel I'm almost putting too much on this one meeting when he could just tell me I have TB or some other random issue that will continue to keep me off the trail. Tomorrow is 15 days without running, exercise or anything at all and my body can definately tell. I'm feeling a lot weaker now than I did in May when I had a torn ligament and couldn't run because of that issue.
Following the Dailymile.com and seeing other people's runs helps stay motivated. Hopefully it's just a short holdup. Either way I'm going to work with my running gear and I'm going to cross my fingers just in case I get the "ok".
I'm also trying to plan out a 50 mile route in the Superstition Wilderness for this December for a new Trail Run. The Superstitions are some of the most beautiful areas of Arizona and the USA. I love the rugged ridges, and absoluteness of each crevasse, turn in the trail and the neverending cactus riddled, snake filled cracks in the trail. It'll be a very challenging route for sure. I'm excited to see where it takes me.
Thursday at 9:45am is hopefully my FINAL doctors appointment and when I can get clearance to start running again! Assuming I don't have tuberculosis (which I really hope I don't have) I should be ok as my primary doctor already said it was dependent on what the specialist says. I've been thinking about training nonstop and getting back into the running with more of a methodical approach versus my usual "just go out and run until I have to be done" approach. I really want to incorporate more speed work and put in some interval work, Yasso 800's and Mile repeats at the local track at Paradise Valley Community College. Really looking forward to just getting outside and burning some calories. I've gained 10 full pounds since my last run on August 11th. 10. Really? Geesh.