Saturday, November 7, 2009

Now You're Just Teasing Me

I should be grateful that I went to the doctor yesterday and he told me I could run. I am seven weeks out from my stress fracture. This is what I've been waiting for, right? Yep, except that I had no clue how gradual it would be re-introducing running to my repertoire. As in:

3x per week, go out for 20 minutes, walk 4 minutes, run 1 minute, repeat

You know it and I know it. It is complete torture to a runner to be taunted with running one minute at a time. One minute!!! Are you kidding me? That's a bad joke. That's like letting Jamoosh, Vanilla and my husband watch only the first three seconds of this video. It's just an unfair tease.


It continues from there. I won't really be running until the end of December. Can't start training for any races until January. My advice to you: never get a stress fracture. It sucks. It takes forever to get on your feet again. If you have to get a stress fracture, get one in your finger or your cheekbone. That way you can still run.

Don't get me wrong. I see the big picture. I know I will be back soon. Just trying to be patient.

I made my son go with me today on my walk/run. Here I am before we left. I am smiling because I am going to run. For. One. Stinking. Minute:


I just wrote another article. This one is most appropriately on the topic of common running injuries. Not that I have that on the brain or anything.

BTW, thanks for all the feedback on whether to sell my marathon bib or not. I am chickening out. It's not worth it to me to take the chance of being forever hated and black balled by the RnR people. I'll just suck it up and hope I find $110 laying on the sidewalk in San Antonio.

21 comments:

  1. Glad you are back on your running feet, all be it a minute at a time!!

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  2. No running until end of December? Dude...that sucks! I figured you'd be able to run more then a minute at a time. Ok, I'll stop complaining about my pulmonary embolism; at least I can run (even though i'm only pulling out 11 minute miles). I'll tell you one thing though, next Sunday is going to be a HARD day, knowing that we should have been running.
    Hang in there and you'll be back before you know it. Work on your swimming and biking for your half IM!!

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  3. Aren't those commercials ridiculous? I hadn't seen that one yet!

    I'm glad you're able to get back out there but sorry it can't be as intense as you want. Hold out and December will be here before you know it.

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  4. I wonder how one would land a stress fracture in their cheek!?!? Maybe weight training too hard and dropped a weight on it. :| Hang in there...it's soon December!

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  5. This is tough! Hrr! It's probably best to be conservative, although my feeling is that doctors tend to use a one fit all type approach for stress fracture. I mean, Salazar used to run through his, by changing his running gait! Oh well, I am not a medical doctor, but I feel your frustration.

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  6. yes, they absolutely suck, and I remember how wonderful and frustrating it is to come back from it too.... but you are on your way :D So happy for you!

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  7. How frustrating! And I'm a few weeks behind you.

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  8. That minute will be many many minutes before you know it.

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  9. Yeah-patience is a virtue!! I don't have it either. Frustrating road for you-Have fun in San Antonio just the same and good luck getting back into running!

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  10. I bet when you get out there, you'll be able to run for a bit more than a minute! Just probably a lot slower than before :)

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  11. That commercial is FUNNY!! I love that picture, you look in your element.. Time will FLY by especially this time of year..

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  12. So I've been reading your blog for a while and 1) I LOVE your sense of humor. Whenever I need a quick pick me up I look here for something witty to cheer me up.
    2) I sympathize with you and your injury. I have an awesome talent for breaking my feet...I'm a runner and a dancer and managed to break my foot 1 week before my performance last year. I wish you the best of luck!

    3) I'm training for my FIRST HALF =) with Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team In Training and in an effort to get awareness out there I'm doing a giveaway from my blog www.runninaround.wordpress.com . It's mostly runner geared but would be great for any athlete or women in general. I was wondering if you wouldn't mind checking it out and letting your friends/blog fans know? Thanks so much and keep it up!

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  13. That's not fun at all, but at least now you are making some forward progress instead of just resting it. Stick to the plan and you will be back running healthy again.

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  14. This is torture for you but you are one of the most tenacious focused people I know and you'll use your eagle eye and precision to work the patience angle even harder. Mutha! You look great, like a runner to the core. You are the real deal, my friend. This too shall pass. (gag)

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  15. You'll be better off for it if you stick with your training plan, even if it does feel a bit stupid! Glad you're running again.

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  16. Hey that's too funny! We went to see the 2:30 matinee; what about you all? Wasn't it great?!?!

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  17. One minute is better than no minutes right??? Take what you can get girl and enjoy every little second of it. LOL! :)

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  18. I suppose one minute is better than nothing, but that would kill me too. Be patient and take what you can get. ;)

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  19. A minute at a time, girl! I know - it'd kill me to run a minute at a time.

    Hope your run went well.

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  20. We just saw that commercial for the first time last night. It certainly got my husband's attention. My tween daughters weren't sure if they should watch or turn away.

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