Friday, September 19, 2014

Final decision is made


I didn't think my Ortho Dr would return my call, but he did this morning.

When I asked him what he thought about me running the marathon tomorrow, this was his reply: "did you really just ask me that??"

Needless to say, he does not think it's a good idea. He said it's too soon, and I would probably be back where I was when all this started- in pain again.

He said he is fine with me easing back into running though, just taking it slow and stopping if it hurts.

So, I will not be running the marathon tomorrow. While I am disappointed, I have no doubt that's the right choice. But I am very happy and excited that I can start running again. A few weeks ago I thought I wouldn't run again until next year, so I am very thankful for that!

I can't wait to cheer on Julie and the rest of the runners tomorrow, and run it myself next year!

katie

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I ran today and I have a dilemma!

Yep, I sure did. For the first time in almost 6 weeks, I went for a run.
In case you are new here and don't know, I tore my peroneal tendon a couple months ago. I am supposed to wear my boot for 6 weeks, and then in the middle of October, go back to the ortho and possibly schedule surgery to repair it.

However, for the last 2 weeks, I have had no pain at all. I just woke up one day and all the pain and soreness was gone.
 So today I decided to 'test' it out, and go for a run. Pretty sure that was the best run I've ever been on. I may have shed a few tears when it was over too. My ankle didn't hurt one time.

Here's my dilemma: I am scheduled to run the Air Force Marathon Saturday. I'm sure you guys know how BADLY I've been wanting to do this.

Right now, I feel like I can do it. No, I haven't been able to train. My last long run was 12 miles, 2 months ago. But this also isn't my first marathon, it's #5. (Not that that makes training any less important)

My Dr is supposed to be calling me back, I definitely want his opinion too.

Even if it takes me 7 hours, even if I DNF, I still want to do it!

I'll still be there either way. Julie is running the half, so we're leaving for Dayton tomorrow afternoon. It's just a question of am I just going to cheer her on, or will I run too?

What would you do? Am I being stupid and I need to let it go, or should I just take the chance?
katie

Monday, September 15, 2014

Get Your Run On Giveaway!

Happy Monday!!

 My weekend was filled with job interviews,
 Riding with my stepson for the first time since getting his drivers permit.
Terrified does not began to describe it. And he was driving my car!!
Thankfully, his dad taught him well and he really did a good job. Scary, none the less!

And going to Julie's house and hanging out with her and Karie for a Sex and the City party. Julie makes some ridiculous peach bellini's and margarita's. Love those girls!

The best part of my weekend? I had a dream that I ran for the first time in 5 weeks. I ran 2, pain free miles. AND they were 9 minute miles, which has never happened. I wanted to cry when I woke up and realized it was a dream. I just don't know if I can go 3 or 4 months without running. But I'm trying not to think about that.

I am linking up with Kristy for the Get your run on Giveaway Hop! This means there are lots of other bloggers giving away running stuff too. So, click on the link below and enter their giveaways, after entering mine!


I recently won an I am funny running shirt from Nikki and I loved it. I decided to give one away as well! I am giving away the Men's or Women's V neck, Tri-blend shirt.
 Enter the Rafflecopter below and tell me which shirt you would choose, and then enter the other giveaways.

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katie




Thursday, September 11, 2014

Dontcha hate it when...

Dontcha hate it when...

1. You spend over $100 at Old Navy, only to get home and realize you had a coupon for $30 off you didn't use.

2. You start a new job and find out they mislead you on the hours you would be working. There's a big difference between 40 and 60!
Now you're back to sending out resumes and going on interviews again.

3. You go to the store for one thing and come home with many things. But forgot to get the one thing.

4. You buy a pretty bike...
...and realize after walking it up too many hills, that this single gear bike isn't going to work.
So you return it and buy a bike with 21 gears...
Then you find out the gears don't work right.
So you decide the bike shop owner was correct when he said "buying a bike at a department store is like buying a computer at a gas station". So you return bike #2 and save your pennies for a 'real' bike.

 I have many more, but that's it for now!
Do you have a "dontcha hate it when" moment you can share?

katie

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Mount Adams and a return to the gym.

This weekend Jeremy and I went to Cincy to celebrate our 8th anniversary. (Which is today!)

 Sunday we went on a walking tour of Mt Adams, Ohio.
 I love history, so it was really neat hearing all about this historic, beautiful town. This is the kind of town I would love to live in. Gorgeous, old town homes, cafes, bar and grilles, art museum, a playhouse, conservatory, a beautiful park, etc. I loved this town!

School built in the 1800's


What a view from the top!!





I want a house with a rooftop deck!
 One interesting story was about a tavern there in town.
  In the 50's, there was a customer that went there every night and would just drink tequila. And every single night he would get drunk, start fights, and destroy the place. And every night he would get kicked out and told not to return. But he kept coming back and drinking tequila and causing a ruckus.
 Finally the owner said maybe if he quits selling tequila there, that customer won't come back. So he quit selling it, and the customer never returned.
That customers name was Charles Manson. Crazy, isn't it?! That bar still doesn't serve tequila to this day.

 It was an amazing little town. If you're ever in the area, I highly recommend the tour!

When we got to the hotel, I realized I forgot my running shoes! No, I can't run, but I was planning on going to the gym. But I didn't let that stop me!

It's been ages since I've been in a gym, and I realized how much I miss it! I really want to join one now.

View from our hotel. Fireworks after the Reds game.

Cheers!
Do you like history? 
Ever had to workout in your 'regular' shoes?
katie

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Bad news from the Dr.

For the first time since receiving my diagnosis of a torn peroneal tendon, I saw the ortho Dr today.
He walked in the room and said "you have a real problem".

He showed me the MRI pics, and where a normal tendon would be a black line, mine was white and frayed. Then he showed me a different pic where there was supposed to be a black circle (not sure where exactly that was), and it looked like a smushed semi circle.

He wants me to wear this lovely boot for 6 weeks.
After that, he'll see how I'm feeling. He said some people opt not to have surgery, because it's manageable. But it will never heal on its own. I already know I'd rather have surgery then risk having flare ups or going through this again. After surgery I will not be able to run for a few months.
 He said it is caused by overuse, but I don't run nearly as much as some people I know!!

 So, he said my running season is over. I most likely won't run again until next year.

I am having a very hard time with this. I started crying in the Dr.'s office, and haven't stopped yet.

Running is MY thing. Running is who I am. I don't get to be a Mom, so running is my baby! I'm mad! Can't I have something I love? Why does everything have to be taken from me?

Ok. I'm going to try to think positive. I know lots of people have/had injuries and had to take time off. Some of you guys have shared your stories with me. So I know if other people can get through it, I can too.

One good thing is I bought a bike and have been biking. I love it. Thankfully I can do that, I am glad to be able to do something.

 I have no doubt that I will run again. I will run marathons again. This may be taken from me for now, but you better believe I will get it back.

Now I'm off to cancel the 3 marathons I had scheduled for this fall. Ahhh the tears!! 


katie




Friday, August 29, 2014

MRI Results are in...

What a week!!

 I wanted to update y'all on my MRI results. I have a torn peroneal tendon.
I won't see the ortho Dr. until next Thursday, so that is all I know for now. I don't know how bad the tear is, or if I'll have to have surgery to repair it, or if it'll heal on it's own. I'm definitely hoping it'll heal without surgery.
It's only been 2.5 weeks since I've ran, but it seems so much longer!

 If the ortho says I can still run my marathon on the 20th, you better believe I'm going to. I don't care if I come in last place, I'm gonna do it (if he ok's it)!!

I am in a voting poll for Bioskin's most inspirational athlete. If you have a minute, please go vote for me here! I would love to be sponsored by them!

Have a good weekend, my friends!

katie