So, since April I've been dealing with some awesome effects brought on by the Giardia bug picked up from Buffalo Creek and with the weather heating up I finally got into the doctor after some "prodding" from the wife. Had my appointment yesterday and was prescribed Flagyl for the little parasites hanging out in my tummy. However, they said I couldn't drink beer for the 7 days I'm on the cycle and I'm going to Portland to race and visit with friends so I've made the executive decision to hang out for a few days and start the meds on Sunday.
The whole doctor's office visit was a riot of uncomfortable conversations, 5 to be exact. Four in my primary care office explaining what my stool has looked and felt like for the past 2 months, and one with the lady at the lab who had to spell out exactly how to conduct a stool sample. Everyone who is dealing with my shit is female, it's almost comical.
In any case, hopefully I'll get some energy and not be so dehydrated soon, really noticed that on my long runs as of late. And because we're on the subject of brown matter, the Forest Park 50K is shaping up to be an all out slog fest in the PNW mud. It's apparently been raining (surprise) heavily for a while now and the forecast has it continuing through the weekend. Should be fun! Leaving tomorrow and will be back Sunday with some notes.