Friday, October 29, 2010

Go CAR!!!! ROCK MCM!!!

Special shout out to G2B!!! This is your race!!! I'll see you all under 3:40!! :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


This is definitely the worst injury I have encountered in the 24 years I have been a runner. I have had the IT problem, that took me away from running for 4 months, but I was able to cross train and sweat.
I had my plica syndrome flair up during MCM last year, that took me out from running for 3 months. Again, I was able to cross train, stay busy.
But this injury, all I can do until cleared to start cross training, is weights. Which I realize is better than nothing, so I am definitely not complaining, but this also leaves me a lot time to think and be reflective. Here are some of those thoughts....

1. I have amazing friends, period.
2. I loved running before this injury. But now I LOVE RUNNING!! I have found a whole new love for this sport now that I don't have it in my life. So yes, 2011 training season will be much different than 2010's. Not that 2010 was bad, in fact it was great! PR's, and quick strong times; and if that was produced from when I just loved running, I can't wait to see what I'll produce from my NEW LOVE for running. :) Woot!!
3.While I was weak for the first couple of weeks post injury, I really have learned that I am ok on my own. I really do not need a man to lean on. I have myself, my family, and my friends.
Backing up, after the 'massive heart break of 2010', I dedicated a year to no dating, time off if you will, from dating, to just love myself. I began this promise in March of this year. I am happy to say I have stuck to my promise to take time off from dating, and work on loving me. Eight months later, I'm feeling strong, secure and happy with my decision. I still do not feel ready to date, but I can say 100% without a doubt, I am healed.
4. I need to keep a life while marathon training. This injury slowed down my life considerably, and I was able to reflect and see what/who I had neglected for most of this year. So next training season,( San Diego Rock n Roll 6/11) I will work at maintaining a life as much as I can outside of running. I realize this will be difficult when I reach peak mileage, but I promise, I will try.
5.I don't know where I want to live. I started the year really believing I wanted to move to California soon, but now the bonds I've made, and the club I run with, and the people I've met through running are changing my mind. Now I think I want to postpone this move until at least 2012. But I guess time will tell on this one. :)


Monday, October 25, 2010


( just slight swelling over ankle, but the rest of my ankle is within normal limits!)

I had my 4 week ( and 2 days) check up today, and it was full good news!

1. I get to start baring weight on my right foot, with the walking boot on! I will use the crutches for support while I retrain my body( and brain) to walk and bare weight on the foot. Once I am comfortable and feel confident walking without them, then bye-bye crutches!! (I really want to set up a crutch trashing/cast burning party!...maybe in 4 weeks) Once I am successful in walking without crutch assistantance, I'm heading back to the gym for the weights. ( I have been maintaining tone at home, but it will be good to get out of my place to do the workout:)

Walking with the waking boot is a go! yay!

2. In a week, I can start sleeping without the boot on! Good!

3.Range of motion exercises can also begin! Wow~ I have very little right now.
My exercise is as follow: I have to trace the letters of the alphabet using my ankle. Today this is difficult, it's more like fine print ROM; I know this will progress over time to capital letters ROM. :)
* Range of motion.

4. In 2 weeks we'll talk PT. I think he's waiting to see what I can do on my own, cool. (I think being an athlete does have it's advantage here; PT and regaining range of motion)

5. In 4 weeks I can start swimming and pool running!! (if not sooner for pool running)

6. In 8 weeks we can start talking running!! Which means running will be my Christmas gift in 2010.
Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is to begin running. :)

7. Next appointment is in 2 weeks. I plan to work on my range of motion as tolerated, and have begun walking with crutches today.

I'm excited! Seeing progress make this girl smile. :)