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Rest Day and the Complete Removal of My Wisdom

Posted Jun 06 2009 12:04am

So (gulp) today was a scheduled rest day. How did I spend it? Doing my 5.5 mile Headwaters Loop on Moscow Mt. I had no choice. Really. I rested about 90% of the day - does that count? I can explain....

For years (how old am I?) I've been putting off getting my wisdom teeth taken out. Well, six months ago my dentist told me it was something I needed to do soon or I'd regret it. SO, since this week is my cutback week I decided to schedule the removal of all four wisdom teeth. If I'm going to miss a few days from running I might as have as little impact on my running schedule as possible, right? And I definitely want to get this done sooner rather than later. It is scheduled for Thursday, so for me to get SOME miles in this week I HAVE to run today, tomorrow, and Wednesday. See, no choice. Then I'll have a nice little "break" to really rest up.

I'll be honest with you, I'm a wuss when it comes to needles and scalpels and tooth pliers and slick haired guys with funny blue masks. I'm not looking forward to it at all. Three of my younger siblings have had theirs pulled already and each reacting differently and had a different recovery time. I'm expecting to be the worst case, of course. Permanent nerve damage, facial deformation, dry socket. Whatever. (I'm actually getting a little queasy just writing about it...) I'll probably be in bed for a month. AAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

think happy thoughts

So, nice trail run today and then probably a couple easy ones the next two days. My body feels good and I still want to run right now. It was a beautiful day to run.

Hope everyone else can have beautiful running weather this week!

Scott

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