don't be fooled by the calendar.
there are only as many days in the year as you make use of.
i was going to blog on monday, but i didn't. i don't even remember monday, aside for picking up a bottle of pills.
i was going to blog on tuesday but i was too busy taking care of business before inducing the pills.
i was going to blog on wednesday but i was too busy getting violated at my colonoscopy.
i was going to blog yesterday but i was busy catching up on everything i didn't do on tuesday and wednesday, and i had to do my long run. a long run that turned into a short 3.33 painstaking miles on the treadmill at the gym.
today i have a small window of opportunity.
so here goes... and if you aren't interested in graphic material, skip the middle.
i had my first colonoscopy this week. and it's true, the prep is worse than the actual procedure. i ran tuesday morning prior to prepping and didn't get to breakfast until late in the morn. then by mid afternoon it was time to start the colon evacuation.
so after taking the first 20 pills, the latrine was in high gear.
later on the second round began, i somehow got the last 12 horse pills down and only gagged on two. the colonic was extremely successful and thankfully there was balmex in the drawer from the last baby born in our house.
i don't remember the procedure, compliments of narcotic napland. the anesthesiologist made good on his promise that i would be asleep in a matter of seconds.... i woke up under a warmed blanket and a coffee cake at my side. i asked if i could stay the rest of the day, but she responded to my request by making me sit up.
all is well within my colon. i'm glad i went and got it over with, even though i did want to postpone it until after the marathon. i'm glad i didn't wait.
|the scene at the end|
i went 15 miles. my longest run to date. a good week of firsts. but my sneakers have seen better days.