Sunday, August 26, 2012

Hoping for the Best

It's been a rough couple of weeks. After Quest for King's Marathon I took a couple of days off with an inflamed Cuboid bone in my foot. I then went to the chiropractor to fix a kinked next. What happened next was highly unexpected and unfortunately. Apparently, we all have these little crystals in our ears that are responsible for equilibrium  and balance and when throw off they can send us spiraling into dizziness and nausea. This is just what happened to me. Following that trip to the chiro I was extremely ill for two days with severe dizziness and an upset tummy. I thought it was something viral and was happy when I started to see a bit of improvement over the weekend. However, when I tried to run on Monday I made it only a half mile before I thought  I was going to pass out or vomit. I was getting really frustrated and losing confidence in my ability to perform well at Wasatch, only two weeks away. Luckily, thanks to a physical therapist friend who saw a facebook post about I was able to get it sorted just the other night. I tested it out on a two mile run yesterday and I think I'm all fixed. Now looking forward to a last week of mild training to keep my legs fresh before raceweek. Not sure what the two weeks off this close to race-time will do, but I'm still hoping I can perform well. No matter what I'll be out there to have a good time. 

Matt on the Wasatch 100 course earlier this year.

1 comment:

Mike Place said...

I was just telling MVH on Saturday that I predict greatness for you at Wasatch this year. Very excited to see what you can pull off. I'll see you at the finish (many hours later).