Last Wednesday, I decided to go for a run - just to see if I was well enough (from my cold) to run and do the 10K that was this past Sunday.
I'll spare you the gory details, but let's just say that about a mile and a half in, my uterine fibroid decided it didn't much care for running and made it known. Of course, I turned around and headed back to the office - but was left walking the rest of the way because running hurt so badly. It was a fast pace I had though - because I knew I didn't have much time before everyone else knew that something was wrong.
Bleeding while you're stranded in the middle of nowhere is not great.
But more than that, I was so sad that it meant that not only could I not run the 10K as I had hoped, but I couldn't run the 5K. Running is therefore out until surgery too. And if you've been reading me for awhile, you know that running is a great stress relief.
I made it back safe and sound and changed into a whole new set of clothes after taking a shower at work.
But it didn't make it better.
I've got to figure out what I can do to move my body in a way that won't cause the same bleeding and discomfort.
So those that *can* run, run for me, will you?
And those that can't, what do you do to exercise as a stress relief? I'm looking for some low impact things to enjoy that won't make the fibroid angry.