Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Quick Update

The half did not go as planned, I did however get to meet Shana and Kirsten and had a lovely pre-race dinner. I'm so happy that I went to Tulsa even though I got my first DNF. I also got to ride in a cop car for the first time in my life, it was scary and fun at the same time.

Currently, I'm in Colorado visiting my BFF and family so I'll make sure to give the full update when I get back.

Spoiler alert: I'm going to schedule an MRI as soon as I get back.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Yesterday's trip to the doctor was a little scary for me, I was worried about my ankle but I was also worried about actually telling my doctor how I hurt my ankle. You see, my doctor hasn't exactly been on board with my running. The last time I went to visit him he expressed some concern about the impact on my joints. I'm not exactly a small person...or even a normal sized person, I'm tall, I have a large bone structure and I'm overweight. He understands that I like running but he's been lobbying sometime for a lower impact way to drop some more weight before he can really condone my running habit.

So, when he asked yesterday how I hurt my ankle I had to tell him that I was running. Kudos to him for not giving me the stink eye right away. He listened to me and asked if I tripped or twisted it, I explained that it seemed normal for the first 6 miles (his eyes got wide) and it was the last 6 that it really started to bother me.
He incredulously asked, "You ran 12 miles?"
I replied, "Yes."
"Because I need to be ready to run 13.1 on Sunday."

Then he asked what I was running from, not in a "trying to get into the mind of a runner just to find out I have Daddy issues" kind of way. He honestly couldn't grasp why anyone would run 12 miles unless they were being chased by a rabid, man-eating squirrel.

After going over goals and reasons for running (so I can eat chocolate) he ordered some x rays and turns out my bones are just fine, he prescribed rest for the rest of the week and then if I'm feeling better I can run the half on Sunday. I had to promise to stop and walk if my ankle started hurting which is fine with me since I'm a total pansy.

I also contacted the shoe specialist that helped me at Luke's Locker in Houston and have made the arrangements to return the evil shoes when we go back next month. For now, I'm just lounging around, catching up on Tivo'd shows with a very cold, elevated ankle while obsessively check the weather for Tulsa this weekend (so far it's looking wonderful). Thanks for all the well wishes, it worked and of course, I'm sending them back to all the other poor runners out there that have been sidelined, a glass of wine and Gossip Girl will do wonders for you!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Oh Crap!

Yesterday was my 12 mile run, at 11.8 I stopped running because running while crying from pain is just stupid. My left hip was killing me, like on FIRE!! I got home and did my usual ice bath and my hip felt better but once my hip stopped hurting I realized just how bad my ankle was feeling.

I RICE'd it all evening and even popped a pain pill wishing, hoping and praying that it would feel better in the morning. Well, it's better but unfortunately it still hurts. I have a Dr. appointment at 11:45. I'm pretty sure he's going to advise against running the half on Sunday but I'll see what it actually wrong to make that decision. Regardless, there will be no running till Sunday to rest it up just in case.

Please send good vibes my way, I'm really looking forward to Tulsa this weekend and adding another medal to my wall.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Weekend Recap: Halloween in Houston

I'm back from Houston now, we had a really busy weekend so I'm completely exhausted. I was pleasantly surprised to see that I have a bunch of new followers that came over from Forward Foot Strides. Welcome to all the new followers and thanks to Katherine for sending them my way.

So, here's a quick recap of my weekend:

We started off in San Antonio for hubby's doctor appointment. It went really well, still no more cancer, yay! While he was at the doctor the kids and I hit up the park and had a blast.

After we left the park we got back on the road, Houston bound.

While in Houston I managed to complete my 11 mile training run with Luis on Friday morning. It was a great run and it was really nice to run with my hubby. Afterward I even convinced him to try an ice bath. If he ever decides to run 11 miles again (not likely) then he'll definitely do another ice bath.

I also headed over to Luke's Locker on Friday and picked up some new shoes. This was my second fitting since I started running a year and a half ago and they were quite contradictory. My first fitting (back in February) said that I pronate and needed a stability shoe, this time (a different store) they said that I'm a neutral runner with a collapsing arch. 

When it was all said and done, I ended up with these beauties.

I'm just so happy because they aren't men's shoes even though they are blue. Maybe some hot pink laces will girly them up?

Saturday we took the kids to the zoo, we didn't know trunk or treat was going on so that was a nice bonus. The walk around the zoo really helped both of our legs loosen up so we were feeling fresh for the party Saturday night. 

That's us in our costumes.

Sunday the weather was great so I took a quick 2 mile jog in my new Asics before I had to get the kids ready for trick or treating. Nicholas was a zombie this year so it took a lot of makeup and time to get him ready but I think it was worth it. He was one creepy zombie.

I hope all of you had a great weekend and hopefully I'll get a chance to catch up on all your blogs tomorrow, you guys are some writing fools.

PS When we got back tonight, our computer had finally bitten the dust so tonight's post was written on this:

Totally wicked!!!!

PPS If anyone knows how to copy and paste on a Mac, I would really appreciate the info. :)