RECOVERY ISN'T A GOAL, BUT A PROCESS.....
You never stop repairing and renewing yourself. You must absorb the light and shadow of each day you live. Don't keep your spirit stuck in yesterday as a new day begins. Prayer is process.
How fitting is that card for me today. I pull it and it makes total sense.
Today I took a bit easy and ran with Rocky 3 miles. My bladder feels much better. Thanks to everyone who was concerned. To those who don't know it has been an ongoing issue since 2002. In 2006 I finally went to the doctors for it after ending up in ER after WST 100. I saw a urologist for my problem. They did many test and a cat-scan. They determined everything was healthy inside and that I just need to drink more water when I race. Even though I think I'm drinking enough I need do keep drinking. I really felt I was drinking enough at Ohlone which I was. But there was a point at mile 18 I ran out and had to go two miles before I got water, It was just that 25min. without water that will cause it for me. So by mile 43 I felt it coming on. I did however keep it under control and it only got bad the last 12 miles. And it did get worse after the race. I feel better now. In the past using d-mannose really helps and I need to remember to take that a week before each 100 mile race. My doctor said some woman runners are just pron to getting them. I'm one of them. My friend Julia is to. In fact she was running Bishop 50 miler Saturday and she got one around mile 40 and thought to herself Catra has to be getting one too out in the heat. She was right.
I will hopefully be heading to Yosemite on Saturday Morning for a Half Dome run. Looks like there might be thunderstorms so I will get a early start to make it up before1pm. I hope everyone has a fun weekend of running.