Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A long hiatus and running update

Well, I am not really sure what happened there other than I got really busy and something had to give.  Of course, I am talking about updating my blog, which I know you all get up really early to read every morning.  Sometimes you just need a break though, right?

I am finally updating today because I am in bed, sick with the stomach flu or some other vile illness.  Not exactly what I had planned for today.  I started to feel it coming on last night, but after not getting any sleep last night, I still tried to get up for work.  I took a shower and had to get out, midway through-all soapy, because I was about the pass out.  SO yeah, I am not going to work today. My first time ever calling in sick at this job, but I feel like a total jerk.

Maybe I will finish recapping my CO vacation, maybe I won't.  I did have a really fun past weekend in Chicago and Indiana that I want to write about, but we'll see how much I can actually do today.  Looking at the bright computer screen is making me nauseous.  Ugh.

I do have some news though...I am once again an injured runner.  My hip (the side I had surgery on) started to hurt a lot in the last few weeks of marathon training.  I got up to the 18 miler, but I knew that it wasn't feeling right, so I decided to take a break and go back to the doctor.  He confirmed my suspicions that I may have something called femoroacetabular Impingement or FAI.  He doesn't really know though since I can't have MRI's and my Interstim implant obscures the x-ray, I do have all of the symptoms though.  Long news short is that he doesn't want me running the marathon.  He said I could become a good triathlete since I can bike and swim (and run some) but I shouldn't expect to do any more marathons.  Basically, I can be active and I can run, but I can't run 26.2 miles.

Obviously, this is upsetting.  I am trying to be positive though and remember that I have already run 2 and don't have anything to prove to myself or anyone else.  I can still work on shorter races and maybe even do half marathons.  I am getting a cortisone injection in my hip tomorrow, so we'll see how active I can be after that.  Plus, Mark and I have decided to go on a weekend trip the weekend of the marathon so that I don't have to be in town, so I can look forward to that.

Otherwise, I am doing lots of yoga and teaching lots of classes.  I will hopefully have a website soon with class info, but just ask me if you want to know.  I'm not going to post it on my blog because that sounds like a really good way for a creep to stalk me.
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