Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Down But Not Out

There's been so much commotion lately about the big Rise and Shine contest (two thoughts on the results: it's the first time I've ever placed! and, always a bridesmaid...) that I haven't brought y'all up to speed on the state of my err, delicate medical condition.


The state is this:

I saw the doctor last Thursday for my six-week post-op "you're-all-healed-and-ready-to-run-now" check-up, and she said, and I quote, "No running for you for six more weeks. No aerobics of any kind. Blah blah blah blah blah."

We must not have been reading the same brochures.

After much back-and-forth, I bargained her down to a four-week follow-up visit so that she could check the state of the union.

So, I felt sorry for myself, re-started my countdown counter, over there--------->, and am back to walking. So far this week: four miles on Sunday and Monday. (Do you people have ANY IDEA how long it takes to walk four miles?!?! Walkers, I have a new respect for you!!)

Other new things I am now allowed to do: WALK on the treadmill at an incline, and I may do sit-ups. (I may. And in fact, should.)

And that, my friends, is that.


Except...

In the spirit of unbridled optimism, for which I am well known, I signed up for this, Oct. 7.

19 comments:

Bolder said...

welcome to my world.

keep healing, and be well.

Phoenix said...

Six weeks bites. Kudos to you for sticking with the walking.

And the 10 miler in Washington will be awesome! You are so there!

21stCenturyMom said...

Yay! Something to look forward to!

peter said...

When you're cleared to get back to running, we'll get you ready for Army! Let's see, Riley's Rumble Half in July, where last year a deer trampled a runner, known to be hot, hilly and hellacious; the Annapolis 10-Miler in August, known to be hot, hilly, humid and hellacious; and the National Capital 20-Miler in September, known to be hilly and hellacious. After those training runs, you'll be ready for Army. (Don't you wish the LD wasn't going off to California? She always lets you off easy!)

jeanne said...

it looks like i have a new (not so) Little Dictator!

IHateToast said...

i walk now. every other day at lunch i walk for 30 instead of walk 10 run 10 walk 10. man... the walking KILLS my calves. why is that? walking briskly is hard. i can't imagine doing the hippy twisty thing, too. oooh, i bet you get converted. you'll be thrusting those hips and elbows...

any day now!

Nancy Toby said...

Woot! Welcome back, ALMOST....

brent said...

keep plugging away! walking is much better than not being able to walk eh? good job.

Neese said...

lol well you GOT to have goals, right? a 10 miler in 158 days sounds like just the one! :)

Juls said...

I had to walk the Nike Women's Half and it was actually nice. The walkers are a riot. Try to look forward to it and get better so that you can run again.

Just12Finish said...

Hey hey, always the optimist!

Firefly's Running said...

((Jeanne))

Laufenweg said...

bummer that you have to wait to run! but get yourself all healed up. it'll be worth it. :-) hang in there!

i signed up for the army 10miler too!!

a.maria said...

wow. FOUR more weeks? whats up with that!!?! suckage.

Dori said...

It's been six weeks already? The next month will fly by. Think how nice it will be to run long and not have to worry about "leakage."

Go Army!

Just12Finish said...

Dude(dette) - where's your fridge?

Runner Susan said...

my sister said mine was probably a staple, not a rubber band? i block stuff like this out. grosses me out.

Lara said...

Well phooey, that's disappointing.

Black Knight said...

You made the right thing signing up for the Army 10 miler. I am in the same situation, I cannot run but I will follow your example!