I knew this would happen, that I would post my race recap and that same day my professional photos would become available. Ah, well. What can you do? One of the great things about this race was that all the photos taken by Brightroom were available for digital download FOR FREE! How awesome is that? What a nice perk.
Beginning of the race, focused.
Oh course as soon as I started eating a GU at mile 6, I see a photographer. So I am trying to choke it down and smile
Here I come down the home stretch, so ready to be done but angry about my time
They were announcing my name when I came through so I was trying to do a little “yay” cheer
What the heck just happened?
When I saw this next one, I laughed out loud. This is the face of someone who barely missed their PR. Yes my friends, I am not ashamed to show this one.
Very lady like right?
I continue my streak of being incapable of pinning my bib on straight.
I also wanted to give a health update. I went back to the GI doctor yesterday, and the results of my gluten tolerance blood work had not come back yet. He confirmed during my scope he found an inflamed stomach (gastritis) and a small hiatal hernia. I told him I had been gluten free for four days and he said to keep at it until they got the test results back. He also added an anti-spasmodic medicine to take as needed.
He thinks the discomfort in my side is muscular (I am going to a chiropractor Friday for that and my leg cramps) and the tightness in my chest could be anxiety. Apparently when you are anxious it causes your body to produce more stomach acid, and when someone like me who is already take meds for acid reflux gets anxious, it can make my symptoms worse. So I am also trying to control my anxiety.
He wants to do a gastric emptying test to see if my stomach is emptying too slowly, and I am also having a pelvic ultrasound today. Whew. He also said even though my gallbladder ultrasound came back clean that it doesn’t really mean much, that he has seen plenty of people who end up having gallbladder issues even though their ultrasound was fine. Thanks so much for your continued prayers and support, I really appreciate it, please keep praying!
*Edited to add I AM feeling better. Not well, but better. I’m not sure if it’s the prevacid finally kicking in or the gluten free eating or a combo of both, but several of my symptoms have gone away, we are just double checking and eliminitaing a few other possibilities!
*don’t forget to enter my Oakley giveaway!
QOTD: Do you think free digital photos is a good race perk? Have you ever had any of these tests before?