Thursday, June 11, 2009

Recovery Road

Hello, bloggies! It's been over a week since my last post....I think that's a record! Of course, not much to blog about in terms of training, but I'll go ahead and brief you with a life update:

I had my surgery last Friday. It went smoothly, for the most part. I'll spare you the details, but I came close to having a catheter for the weekend - yuck! In the end, I dodged that bullet...but it probably would have been for the best if I had gone ahead and kept the catheter in for the weekend. All the swelling in that area made peeing a bit of a challenge. :\

Anyway, I've been pretty sore and taking it easy for the most part. I felt fine most of the weekend, but Sunday night I broke out in some strange sort of rash. I returned to work on Tuesday and felt fine for the most part, but Wednesday I had to go home early. It's hit or miss...sometimes I'm feeling fine and other times I'm feeling less than fine. I'm hoping that will pass and I will be good to go soon. Today I'm definitely feeling sore, but I'm going to take some pain meds as soon as I get some food in the belly.

In other news, the official team training for the Nations Triathlon begins this weekend. I will, of course, be missing this training. I'm not going to lie, I'm pretty nervous about being ready for this tri. It's an olympic distance and it's only 3 months away...and I won't be training again for another month. I really hope I can get to where I need to be in 2 months! It's a lot of pressure and I really don't want to re-injure myself. I'm a little stressed about it...

In other news, my best friend at work was let go last week. It's been really depressing for me. We were hired together 5 years ago, went through training together, and are good friends outside of work too. He's been like my little brother for the past 5 years and during this time we have spent our days IMing eachother throughout the day, we have gone to breakfast together every morning, and taken our breaks together everyday. My work life will not be the same and it's very depressing....

I've honestly been pretty blue lately. Not being able to work out at all is depressing enough. I need those endrophins, dammit. I haven't been able to pick Harper up either, and that's been depressing as well. In all honesty, I'm just feeling very lonely... I feel like many sources of happiness in my life are missing and I really want to try to stay positive, but right now it's just hard... When you have kids, it seems that your friends stop calling to hang out. And when you're injured, you can't hang with your running/cycling buddies... And when your work BFF gets fired, there's really no one left. Just definitely experiencing the blues right now....

11 comments:

kilax said...

I am sorry you feel so blue. I often get really sad and realize I just need interaction, like you were mentioning. I spend so much time at work, but feel hardly anyone at work talks to me about my life, so I just feel... lonely. I notice that when I do get to be social with someone, I feel so much better! Reading blogs sometimes helps too :)

Carolina John said...

Buckle up, virginia! you'll be putting miles to shame before you know it. 2 months is enough time to train for an oly. just be sure you get tons of swimming in.

i posted a race report from my first oly last weekend, give it a read for all the details you'll need to get trained up in such a short time. at least you'll know what to expect.

glad the surgery was ok.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Hey haven't commented in a while because my computer gets strange gremlins and a zillions windows pop up after I comment on your page....anyhow, I am risking it.

I have been where you are, well not exactly but in a sense. It is impossible to find that happiness when so many things are out of your control. What I try to do is look at photos of the times when I was the most HAPPY. My Wedding, vacation, trips to the zoo, etc... Maybe while looking at those you can plan an outing with your family or girlfriends. Just doing something to get you out of the funk may help... course I would not recommend it until you are off pain meds.. LOL. Hang in there!!

IzzyBubbles said...

Aww, rest assured that if I lived in the same city I'd definitely be hanging out with you! I'm sorry you have the blues this week, it's understandable. My best friend at work left a few months ago and it still really bothers me. I can't imagine not being able to work out on top of it. But, I think you're going to be fine for the tri - you were in great shape before the surgery, and you'll have two full months to get back into the swing of things afterward. I have faith in you!!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

happy to hear you're recovering from surgery, was thinking about ya today and meant to send you an email earlier, but saw you posted. losing your coworker sucks too, our company went through the same thing last week. Too bad we're not closer...

RunToFinish said...

ohh tough stuff about the friend, they certainly make work much more enjoyable.

good luck with recovery..hope you are better with patience that I am, I am going nutz not running

chris mcpeake said...

Good luck with your recovery. You will be back in great shape before you know it

Dancing Sweet Pea said...

Aw, Ash, I'm so sorry that you feel this way. I really wish there was something I could say or something I could do to help!
If you need anything at all -- you know where to reach me. I'll be thinking of you!

teacherwoman said...

Oh hun, I am so sorry to hear that you are feeling blue. I agree with with kilax said. That can be so true. I have also found that "venting" in blogland can make a huge difference as well.

If you need anything, just give me a hollar. I am sure I have some dumb story I could share with you to brighten your day! :) SMILE!

Fair Weather Runner said...

wow and ouch and bummer and... well that just all totally sucks :( so sorry. hang in there, soon you'll be healed up and going again. sadly though i feel you on the work thing and i know how hard that can be. i wish i could say it gets easier, but i feel bummed out a lot at work lately... i think it is the norm. boo :(

AMC said...

-hugs- I'm so sorry that you are down sweetie. Hang in there and try to relax and get in a workout here and there that is low-impact. You'll be training again before you know it!!