No not the legs, not the muscle soreness from strength and conditioning.
Bloomin TOOTHACHE!! and the loss of a major run from my major important to me, running plan.
It has been going well, really well. Runs have been good, I even managed a reasonable 10k last week and my body has been feeling strong after events and recovering quickly.
However in the background I have been ignoring my grumbling tooth. After having some work on it late last year I didn’t return, partly too busy , but mainly the memory of the clamped open mouth, stretched rubber over teeth, drilling, crunching and whistling Dentist – I really do not like the dentist. (Not personally just dentists in general)
Day 7 of my runs was a 10 mile run ahead of my 28 miles planned for today. The run went well and even after a morning of heavy squats I managed the 10 miles in an hour and 25 minutes. No sign of aches or pains. After stretches I headed for a nice hot bath. 10 minutes in… some imaginary little guy with a pneumatic drill set to work on my tooth. It is the worst pain I personally have ever felt. I took painkillers and still the pain pulsed on. It was so bad I had to cancel my spin class. I could not have motivated anyone feeling like I felt. With a top up of parecetomol my pain eased and I emailed my dentist begging for his help. Well not quite begging, but asking nicely in a please see me tomorrow as I cannot bare this pain another day. I had a restless night and by morning after more pain relief my pain had eased considerably. The dentis phoned and said he could see me at 12:30. At first I made my excuses in the back of my mind thinking I’ve got 28 miles to run and then I thought What if this happens again during 10 in 10 – the first runner out due to toothache!! So I took the appointment.
Let’s make this visit short
Injected x 4 cried!!
Shaking, feeling bad
Nurse holding head
Dentist using tool box to rip out tooth – whilst whistling theme of the fecking banana bunch
Tooth ripoed out eventually – oh the pain although numbed
Told not to run for the day at least
I thank the dentist for the worst time of my life, I actually thank him and then leave. Get in car and burss in to tears. Oh the trauma. No run today, gutted the plan it’s on the plan and no tooth
I am now in my bed, as after the barrel of anethstetic wore off I was once again major pain. With painkillers it has eased again.
No tooth, no run -I didn’t make my 10 days!! But hopefully the tooth won’t take me out of the 10 in 10 and one missed run won’t change too much – 28 tomorrow now instead.
Oh the pain!!
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