I took Zach with me on my run and he succeeded in completely kicking my ass. It was awesome. Our splits were something like: 8:20 "warm up" mile, then 7:32, 7:29, 7:19, 7:17. Whew! I was wheezing pretty good despite using my inhaler and I felt a little like I could puke after I finished, but it was great. Thanks Zach!
So I didn't mention it yet, because it was not 100% sure and it's not a huge deal, but Zach was diagnosed with an inguinal hernia and he is having it surgically repaired tomorrow morning. He is a little nervous but is looking forward to getting it fixed so we can have a fun active summer together. They said he could wait, but we didn't really see the point. I will be taking him in super early tomorrow morning and will take the day off work to care for him. I think it will take a week or so before he can go back to work and a few weeks before he can return to training, which we can deal with.
So if you would like give a little encouragement please leave a comment on this post or on his blog. Don't worry, if there's no comments I will fabricate some for his benefit ("Look Zach, Chris McCormac left you a get well soon comment!") Hey why not? :P
I also told Zach he might have to wear one of these:
So he doesn't chew on his wound. :)
I will try to get in my medium-long run sometime tomorrow but I'm not stressing it.
Go get em' Zach! :)
UPDATE! Wednesday 11:00 am
We are home from the hospital. Zach's surgery went just fine and he's in bed recovering. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers! :)