A lot has happened since I last posted. I had surgery (umbilical hernia) the day after my last post, and honestly, I don’t think it could have gone better. Surgery started at 8:30am, I was awake at 9:30, although still under the effects of the anesthesia (which was quite fun to be honest) and I was at home at 1:30pm eating lunch. One week after surgery the doc told me I could start doing cardio as long as I took it easy. So I started following the doc’s orders immediately!
I am far from what I’d consider good shape, I didn’t run at all since I got diagnosed the hernia (which was in April) and I kept eating as if I was still training, so I gained some wait. But I’m feeling great, been doing at least 1 hour of cardio (between running and the elliptical) 6 times a week for the last 3 weeks. I’m really motivated and I know I’ll get back in shape quickly. Right now the plan is to keep ‘playing it by ear’ for the next 3 weeks and then I’ll start with a serious training plan for the Caracas Marathon, which is on December.
Also, during this last month my dog past away. He was an 11 year old Weimeranner called Goku (That’s his huge nose on the pic). When he was a puppy he ate poisoned food from purina (that was a disaster that happened a few years ago, when purina sold poisoned food and 700+ dogs died), his liver was affected because of this and he had to take a lot of pills everyday. But thanks to the best Vet in the world (Seriously, if you ever need a Vet for your dog come here, the trip to South America will be totally worth it) he was really happy and cheerful all the time. And although I really miss him, it was something I knew was coming and it didn’t happen in any sudden way. So I’ve handled it pretty well.
Besides all this, I took a summer course at the university, which is really intense. 3 Hours of classes every day and then I have to study for at least 2 more hours, with all that being only 1 course I get really burned out. When I’m done studying I start working, and because I can’t dedicate enough time during the week to work I’ve been working on weekends too, so I’m extremely tired 24/7, can’t wait for the summer course to end (2 more weeks).
So that’s what’s been going for the last month, I’ll start posting more often now that I’m working out more regularly and am cleared by the doc to do more efforts (I took the dust off my bike today, going for a ride tomorrow – first time in 4 months, I’m so excited!)