Thursday, September 08, 2005

You Know You Are All on the Edge of Your Seats ...

... waiting for the next installment in the Continuing Story of Jeanne's Calf.

Without further ado:

1. Must find sports p.t. who will see me without a referral from a doctor, since I don't have one (cuz they keep quitting my $#!@ insurance plan!!)

2. Feeling a little better today (this could be wishful thinking, hard to tell), so I did 30 minutes on the elliptical machine of hell tonight, even worked up a good sweat. And nothing bad happened.

3. I'm stretching like it's my job. Not sure if that's helping.

4. Started taking bus to work this week to save on gas, and because I need to "walk my talk" about supporting public transportation already.

5. Speaking of walking: Added benefit of bus is I get extra walking in.

6. Demerit of bus is that I get extra walking in. Which is fine. When my leg is fine. But when I have to sprint for the last bus home last night at 8:46p.m.? Um, not so much.

7. RIght now, leg is feeling better and I'm so wanting to talk self into trying the 23, but cooler heads than mine are prevailing so I am going to skip it and it will not be the end of the world. And that will be a really good lesson for me to learn.

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And check out the rundown this week from Danny, who is also fighting an injury.

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If tomorrow, I do nothing else but make an appointment with some sports medical person, I will consider it a good day. (If I put it in writing here, maybe I'll actually follow through.)

7 comments:

O said...

hey Jeanne, two comments:

1) Even if you don't know it, you could go 26.2 already.
2) I've learned that patience is the toughtest part of running. Tring to do too much too fast leads to injuries. Better off, in the long run, to keep yourself healthy and improve at a slower rate than push too hard, tring to improve faster and end up with an injury-induced vacation. L

Best wishes & really try to get someone (preferably with medical training) to look at it...

plods said...

I hope you find a good PT and your calf heals! Like the above poster said, you are already ready to run the marathon, don't worry about skipping a long run...

Lara said...

Sounds like you're handling this in all the right ways. Don't get discouraged!

Wil said...

You're definitely doing all you can do, just keep the faith, it'll work out, woman!

a.maria said...

your calf will thank you for the time off, no doubt!!! dont be bummed, you'll be out there running again in no time!!

jeanne said...

thanks everyone! appointment made for monday. I am very not good at this sidelined stuff...

Anonymous said...

Hi Mom,
I swear you are stealing all my little phrases: "like its my job"--some days I think you are younger than me...I obviously taught you well. But I know that your having a hard time with the whole calf issue, but know that you are gonna finish the marathon and kick major butt. YOu have so many blogger buddies to keep you going and I will obviously not miss this race, even if Jackamo will kill me! Love you,
NOD