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Long time, no talk:
I saw the doctor for my follow-up yesterday.  Actually, I saw the foot specialist this time.  Turns out that I do have a stress fracture.  At least, he’s almost certain that I do.  No running at all for 4 more weeks.  If there is still pain after that, MRI time and who knows what the next step will be.  It does seem to be getting a bit better.
On that note, I transferred my race bib for Monumental to a buddy today.  It worked out for both of us.  He saved on his registration and I didn’t have to eat the entire cost of my registration.  
I knew I had no chance of PR’ing, but I was really looking forward to pacing irlamy through her race.  I have no doubt that she’s going to kill it.  To be honest, it’s probably for the best because she might have wanted to kill me during the race.
As you can see above, I already have my Boston ‘15 Training Plan completed.  I mean, I can’t run.  What else am I supposed to be doing?  Plus, planning is awesome.
Truthfully, I’m having a really hard time reading all the training posts.  It makes me feel very inadequate.  Not that anyone cares if I like their posts or not, but that’s the reason why I haven’t been doing so lately.  I still can’t wait to track everyone on race day as they kick ass.  I will be at both the Chicago Marathon and obviously at Monumental.
I’m not doing much in the form of exercise.  I’ve been lifting a little, but motivation is at an all-time low.  I’m going to get back on the arc trainer here soon and then hopefully back on the road by November.  That way I’ll be able to handle training by mid-December.
That pretty much sums it up.

Long time, no talk:

  • I saw the doctor for my follow-up yesterday.  Actually, I saw the foot specialist this time.  Turns out that I do have a stress fracture.  At least, he’s almost certain that I do.  No running at all for 4 more weeks.  If there is still pain after that, MRI time and who knows what the next step will be.  It does seem to be getting a bit better.
  • On that note, I transferred my race bib for Monumental to a buddy today.  It worked out for both of us.  He saved on his registration and I didn’t have to eat the entire cost of my registration.  
  • I knew I had no chance of PR’ing, but I was really looking forward to pacing irlamy through her race.  I have no doubt that she’s going to kill it.  To be honest, it’s probably for the best because she might have wanted to kill me during the race.
  • As you can see above, I already have my Boston ‘15 Training Plan completed.  I mean, I can’t run.  What else am I supposed to be doing?  Plus, planning is awesome.
  • Truthfully, I’m having a really hard time reading all the training posts.  It makes me feel very inadequate.  Not that anyone cares if I like their posts or not, but that’s the reason why I haven’t been doing so lately.  I still can’t wait to track everyone on race day as they kick ass.  I will be at both the Chicago Marathon and obviously at Monumental.
  • I’m not doing much in the form of exercise.  I’ve been lifting a little, but motivation is at an all-time low.  I’m going to get back on the arc trainer here soon and then hopefully back on the road by November.  That way I’ll be able to handle training by mid-December.
  • That pretty much sums it up.

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Indy Monumental: Week 11, Day 6 - 10K Row in 47:24

The picture of the rowing stats is awful, but I couldn’t keep my arms from shaking and the lighting was terrible.  I think I could really like rowing.  It’s too bad that my gym doesn’t have a machine and my guest pass is up tomorrow.

Somebody (the pretty one in the picture) is trying to use every excuse in the book not to do her 5 miles this morning,  

Football the rest of the day, both on TV and in person.  Go Hoosiers and Irish!!

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Friday Five: (With 4 pictures)

  1. I had scheduled today as a vacation day from work before I knew Amy was visiting a day early.  I felt bad this morning when she went to work and I didn’t, but it was still fun to have breakfast/coffee with her on a weekday.
  2. I tried out a new gym this morning.  My gym doesn’t have a rowing machine (Planet Fitness), so I signed up for a guest pass to LA Fitness.  I loved the gym itself, but the staff was incredibly rude.  First, the guy argued with me that my pass was expired.  I printed it two days ago.  It says very clearly on the pass that you have 30 days to activate once printed and then can use it for 3 days.  Once I explained to him how his guest pass worked, no one even offered to give me a tour or anything.  So much for customer service.  I was leaning towards signing up because it’s only $10 more a month and has a pool and basketball court.  Now, I’m not sure.
  3. This was my first time ever seeing a rowing machine in person, let alone using one.  I rowed 5k in 22:52.  Is that good?   I honestly have no idea.  I then biked just over 5 miles in 20ish minutes and shot around for a few minutes on the basketball court.  I’m so bummed that I have to stay off my foot.  I could have spent hours alone on the basketball court.  I then took my coffee and boot to Target for a new shower curtain.  Thrilling, I know.
  4. Yes, that’s a picture of Women’s Running magazine.  I’m posting it because the woman on the cover was my partner for this race. You should really read her story.  Very inspiring stuff.
  5. I’ve only taken 3 days off, but I really miss running already.  As much as I bitch and moan about training, it’s a huge part of who I am.  If the race was tomorrow, I’d run through this pain. Unfortunately, it’s still 7 weeks away.  Okay, enough with the woe is me.

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Boot Date: (I figure if you can’t laugh about it, what can you do?)
Bad news: I have tendinitis again.  This time on the outside of the foot.  I tried to change shoes mid-training and am now paying for it.  I thought I was being smart.  Per usual, I wasn’t.  You live, you learn.  
Good news:  Nothing is broken.  Although, if I’m still hurting in a couple of weeks I will have to have an MRI to confirm that nothing is broken.  
Bad news:  If I’m still in this much pain in a few weeks, I have to go in a hard cast basically to protect myself from myself.
Good news:  He told me to give walking/easy running a try on Sunday or Monday without the boot.
Bad news:  I have to take the rest of the week off from running and the next couple days off from everything.
Bad news:  My check engine light came on in my car when I left the doctor’s office.  When it rains, it pours.
Good news:  I’m having ice cream for dinner.  And leftover pizza.  It’s my boot and I’ll wallow if I want to.
Good news: irlamy​ is here this weekend and we are going to watch Notre Dame play at Lucas Oil.
Good news:  I’ve already altered my schedule and hopefully a few days off won’t hurt me too much.
Yep, that’s about it.  
Oh, and lots of people will tell me to swim.  I currently do not have access to a pool, but if this lingers I may not have a choice.

Boot Date: (I figure if you can’t laugh about it, what can you do?)

  • Bad news: I have tendinitis again.  This time on the outside of the foot.  I tried to change shoes mid-training and am now paying for it.  I thought I was being smart.  Per usual, I wasn’t.  You live, you learn.  
  • Good news:  Nothing is broken.  Although, if I’m still hurting in a couple of weeks I will have to have an MRI to confirm that nothing is broken.  
  • Bad news:  If I’m still in this much pain in a few weeks, I have to go in a hard cast basically to protect myself from myself.
  • Good news:  He told me to give walking/easy running a try on Sunday or Monday without the boot.
  • Bad news:  I have to take the rest of the week off from running and the next couple days off from everything.
  • Bad news:  My check engine light came on in my car when I left the doctor’s office.  When it rains, it pours.
  • Good news:  I’m having ice cream for dinner.  And leftover pizza.  It’s my boot and I’ll wallow if I want to.
  • Good news: irlamy​ is here this weekend and we are going to watch Notre Dame play at Lucas Oil.
  • Good news:  I’ve already altered my schedule and hopefully a few days off won’t hurt me too much.

Yep, that’s about it.  

Oh, and lots of people will tell me to swim.  I currently do not have access to a pool, but if this lingers I may not have a choice.

Filed under me ramblings injured again but nothing is broken more than likely that's more good news than bad news right? not the end of the world