Well, I had a root canal on Tuesday and much to my horror, another yesterday! When I went in on Tuesday he took x-rays and gave me the bad news: 3 more cavities and two root canals. Man, my teeth are crap. So take a little lesson from me: when the scheduler calls you for your 6 month appointment, keep it, and when you have a cavity, get it filled ..soon!
Tuesday's root canal went quickly, no pain while filling, the pain hit Wednesday. Thursday's root canal went well as well but man the pain afterward! Advil every 6-8 hours and an antibiotic.
Oh yea, root canal 1 was becoming infected when I went in for root canal 2 so I was prescribed an antibiotic that is bloating me out and making me spongy. Really!
I was half wondering if I should run Voyageur (voyageurtrailrun.com) then decided yes; it is more of a training run for the Superior 100 the first week in September. I need another 50 mile run in for this race. I don't want to do another one solo unsupported when I really don't have to. I'll take advantage of aid stations and fun people to visit with. On the negative side, I haven't been able to eat much for solid food at all. I've been doing protein shakes, carb shakes, etc. Tonight I'll try some pasta and maybe try a soft sandwich for lunch. I usually carb up the day before a 50 mile. And I feel fat and bloated and it's not a fun way to feel heading at the start line. Believe me, I know what it is like to be the fatest girl at the start line. Ah ha.
So I'm fat and bloated from PMS last week..then it turned into a bloat from these antibiotics. Even my eyelids were puffy this morning! My abs have a layer of water over them and it looks bad.
I'm a whore to the scale. It's up. I can't believe how I can STILL get so wrapped up around a number. Oh yea. I'm wrapped up in it. Big time. Even when I know damn well it isn't fat. I have to keep it in perspective; I am still leaner than I have been during any of my races. HELLO!
Crazy but true.
It's supposed to be 100F this weekend. I hope it is cooler in Carleton. It's 2.5 hours North of here, so it could be a bit cooler.
My goal for this race prior too the root canals was a 10:30. My PR was last year at 10:47. I'm still going to try to run a 10:30 but with 100F and two root canals..who knows. Are these only excuses for the 'just in case I bomb'? Maybe.
Have a great weekend of running and don't cancel the dental appointment :)