Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Final Diagnosis..

Patellar Tendinitis. Ugh. Worse than the sprain. Since it hurts for day to day activities (such as you know, walking) the orthopedic guy told me 3-6 months before I can do much of anything. It's such a bummer. Such a let down. I'm so disappointed. Not to mention that I have at least 4 weeks of physical therapy (at 3 appts a week) to look forward to. And missing my race. I'm so far beyond disappointed, it borders on inconsolable. Once I go talk to the physical trainer, I'll talk to Team in Training about switching seasons. Hopefully I'll be better in time to commute my funds raised to the Summer season (which is the last season I can transfer it to). Some related info can be found..

I'm heartbroken.

But, in much better news, Tre's last treatment is coming up. We're gonna go party. YAY TRE!

Sunday, October 09, 2005

I know, I know

It's been a long time since my last post. It's a running blog, and I'm not running. My knee is still sprained. Actually, it hurts to walk, so I can't do pretty much anything. I need to go back in and have it looked at again. Anyway, I *have* been a little Team in Training active. I spent the entire weekend out at the new Firewheel Town Center, volunteering and slinging burgers and sodas for the cause! I met some cool people, I raised some money (and hopefully earned a little for my fundraiser too!), and I talked to some police officers about their job. That was actually really, really cool, because police work (and most public service type stuff in general) has always really appealed to me. (I did almost enlist in the Army last year too) Anyway, other than that, I've missed alot of training. I'm trying not to think about it, because worrying isn't gonna do anything, but it's hard not to. Especially this weekend when everyone was discussing their goals. Not to mention that since I've been not running, the weather has been pretty consistently awesome. *Sigh*

But! I did do one other good thing. I was waiting for the thank you certificate to arrive, but I just can't wait anymore. Ready? I cut my hair off and donated it to Locks of Love. Thirteen inches of hair to be precise. How much hair is that? Glad you asked.

Forgive the emo-ness of the second picture, I was trying to look Myspace-ish So there's always that. I'm looking towards the positives. Not the negatives. Speaking of positive, I'm 20% of the way to my fundraising goal! That's so awesome guys! I appreciate all of it! Thank you infinitely. On behalf of me, and Tre, and all the Leukemia Society, it's so amazing the generosity that people have.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Dr's Appt.. :(

Wouldn't you know it? I jack my knee up and then the weather gets great! Boo hiss. Anyway, for those reading and curious, I'm out for a bit, I've apparantly sprained my MCL. Runners know what that means. For the uninitiated, there's a couple of ligaments in your knee, the MCL is the Medial Collateral Ligament. It's on the inside part of your knee. So, I'm out for a bit. Hopefully not too long, they said it seems to be a fairly mild sprain (Blinding pain excluded) so just take it easy, don't do anything that hurts, etc. Hopefully it gets better soon. I'm gonna ice, anti-inflammatory myself to death here. But if I don't take care of it now, it can get much, much worse. If you wanna know anything about knees, The Knee Guru seems to be a pretty excellent way to start. Here's hoping that I heal already. I've missed 7 mi so far...

Recommended Distance: 2 mi
Completed Distance: 0 mi.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Not Running (Again)

Nope, today I can't even walk. I've already scheduled an appointment with an orthopedic knee specialist to figure out what exactly it is I've jacked up. Instead, I'm spending some time working on fundraising, getting life in order, and letter writing. My knee is apparantly hurt much worse than I originally thought on Saturday. But hopefully it's nothing too serious.

Recommended Distance: 2mi
Completed Distance: 0 mi.
Weather: 95 degrees, 44.2% humidity

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Long Run 3

Whew! A brief respite from the heat and humidity as of late. After missing training on Tuesday and Thursday this week, I was a bit nervous about this morning's run. When I woke up still feeling like I'd been smashed in the face with a brick I was more worried, and almost called it a day, but knew that if I did, I would regret it later and beat myself up. Instead, I got up to run. First I stole James' Nano. Omg, I need one. It was great, I could be distracted by music, and still hear my watch! It's on my to do list now. Other than that, the strong winds off the lake were a bit rough, and they never seemed to make it to my back either. I'm not sure how that works. The best part of today was finding some other people who were running my pace! It was awesome, it seemed to just fly by and when I was unsure if I could continue, they were right there with me to make sure I did. And vice versa. The whole team aspect is nice sometimes. Overall, I think this weekend was really a good run for me, it brought back some of my confidence. Even if I'm not going fast, I'm still going. I can still finish, and I can still raise money for a fantastic cause. It's not a cure, but it's a start.

Recommended Distance: 6 mi
Completed Distance: 6 mi
Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Weather: Windy