Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Besides Running...

My mind is so preoccupied today! Kaylee has a food challenge tomorrow at her allergist's office, and it is making me feel cranky and stressed. I keep telling her (and others) that it's no big deal. She's well over the age that she should be to have grown out of her FPIES issue with soy, but deep, deep inside, it's stressing me out. Yesterday she asked me what happens if she hasn't grown out it. I just told her that's why we'll be in the doctor's office, so they can help. But seriously, if she gets sick, it is going to be awful. And really messy. And awful. Oh wait, I already wrote that. Oh yes, and Kaylee is smart enough to know that in general avoiding soy is way better than the risk of getting sick, so she's not exactly thrilled about the idea of eating something that might make her yak all over the place. The reaction can take up to three to occur too, which means we'll be spending a good portion of the day at the doctor's office waiting to see what happens. Ugh.

In other news, last week was a reasonably good week from a running perspective. I ran 74 miles, which is another distance PR for me. I was tired and fighting off a cold, but managed run my workouts, and now I'm over whatever I was fighting. I had a three hour long run planned for Sunday. Because I was tired (and maybe slightly sick), I wasn't really looking forward to running for three hours at the crack of dawn, but you know, it has to be done sometimes. Anyway, I went out there and ran. On the plus side, the weather was just awesome. Nice and cool, but bright and sunny too. I also found the run less boring because my mind seemed occupied with thinking about the Hunger Games books I've been reading.

The first mile was all about me waking up (around 9:00 pace). Eventually I settled into an 8:30 pace. Around 11 miles, I picked it up a bit. The first 11 miles were 8:30ish pace, and the last 11 were 7:50ish pace, for a total of 22 miles at 8:08 pace. Oh I almost forgot, around 19 miles into the run I twisted my ankle. It was a good one too. At first, I thought I might have sprained it, but I hopped on it for a few seconds and kept running. My ankle seemed fine at first, but by the end of the day it was stiff. So, I took Monday off, which wasn't planned, but I hadn't planned on twisting my ankle either...I'll run today and see how it does. Am I stressed about my ankle now? I don't know. It will either turn out to be nothing, or it will get worse. If it gets worse, then I guess I'll have readjust my plans. Right now though, I'm more focused on this whole food challenge thing that's about to go down tomorrow. Wish us luck!

8 comments:

Karen said...

Good luck to Kaylee and your ankle. I hope everything is well on both accounts!

lindsay said...

I hope K's test went ok... I try to tell myself that if my body was allergic/intolerant at one point why would it later change. Almost easier to keep avoiding... Almost. I'm allergic to soy too - its a pain!!!

Ana-Maria RunTriLive said...

Good luck to Kaylee...somehow this test does not make sense to me. There has to be a better way to test for alergies in 2012. Grr!
Hope your ankle is doing well as well. XO

Jenn said...

OMG Katie. I = understand what you're going through!! Well, not as a mother but my 2 year old nephew was diagnosed with FPIES at the University of MN after spending TONS of time at Mayo SICK all the time. They now believe this may not what he has and is actually dealing with something else they haven't yet diagnosed..... What we do know is that among a million other things he is fructose intolerant which is in EVERYTHING and can eat only a couple of foods safely without getting HORRIBLY sick. It has been SO amazingly stressful for my sister. She has been traveling back and forth to Denver for these food challenges and tests. Point being in my ramble here, I can imagine how stressful this is for you because I see how she has to deal with this....I'm assuming you're done with this challenge now and hoping everything went OK!!!

74 miles is AWESOME!!! Great long run. I sure hope your ankle is OK. Like you need that! Always impressed by your attitude though. Best of luck to you.

Michelle said...

How is Kaylee and how is your ankle?? Thinking of you both.

Katie said...

Thanks everyone! Kaylee did fine, though they wanted to stick an IV in her arm before the test began, but I convinced them to wait. Turned out she didn't get sick, so yay! Also, my ankle is mostly fine. I took Monday off, and was able to run the rest of the week.

Katie said...

@Jenn: I'm so sorry to hear about your nephew. Thank you for sharing. Almost no one knows what FPIES is. Even the nurses in the Allergist's office were searching Kaylee for hives during the food challenge. I've read that many children with FPIES have other food issues too. We're lucky. Kaylee only has the reaction with soy. It's interesting though, my youngest also has FPIES, but to egg yolk.

Raina said...

I am sorry to be so late here. Somehow your post slipped past me. I am very happy to read in comments that Katie responded well to the tests! Does this mean she can now indulge in soy?

The ankle thing- glad you got in all that mileage before hand. Sometimes I see these things as a little bank account for illness/injury. Sounds like it's doing better, so on you go! Nice job staying easy with your long run. :) Hard to go wrong with 74 miles!