Mystery lump solved!!! I officially have an umbilical hernia. The lump is because my omentum (a really cool word for the layer of fat that covers your innards) is poking its ugly head through my abs. GROSS!!! And then to make matters worse, I went on youtube and searched an umbilical hernia repair. DOUBLE GROSS!!!
Doctor's words - must be fixed ASAP. Sooner, not later. No, Jaime, not after your marathon in June. No, Jaime, you should not be training for a marathon with a hernia. No, Jaime, you will not heal at superhuman speed and be back on the road any sooner than six weeks. Yes, Jaime, this does mean you'll probably have to start completely over and train for a marathon in less than 12 weeks.
Jaime's words - Ugh! This effin' SUCKS!!! (I did actually throw an expletive at my doctor. Very ladylike, huh?)
Guess this is just part of the plan, and just a minor "bump" (literally) in the road to seeing that illustrious 3:35 time on my Garmin as I cross the finish line at San Diego. BTW - do the folks over in Boston not realize what a difference 5 minutes make? As if Boston were easy enough to qualify for, let's just crank it up a bit, eh?
Anywho... surgical consult is Friday AM, hoping to get in and get this fixed ASAP. The sooner it's done, the sooner I'm back.