Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Don't Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch

I have been in denial about something for the last six weeks or so. On my list of 36 Things I To Do Before Turning 37 is walk/run a half-marathon. The first half-marathon in Tacoma this year is May 2nd. And now there is absolutely zero chance I can walk, let alone run, the Half-Marathon this weekend. I had big goals and I knew I should probably train for the August half instead of the one in May, but I upped my training and ended up with an ankle injury.

I thought it would go away if I "gently" worked it out and iced it and such, but no go. We went on a very mild 3 mile hike while in Tucson and my ankle was killing me the next day. I called my doctor when we got back from the trip and went in and had X-Rays and now she is sending me to a Sports Medicine doctor next Monday with a very high chance of needing an MRI. Sheesh.

I felt so good those first two months of training and now I feel like a sack of rotting potatoes. My husband is still going to run the half and I am very, very jealous. I am just hoping I will not need surgery and that the doctor can get me on an exercise/rehabilitation schedule asap. In the meantime, as you can see, I have been working on my art. So there's always an upside to everything. I don't believe in wallowing in misery and getting all depressed, but I am still bummed I can't exercise. So to all you healthy people that are unmotivated to go for a walk or a bike ride, get off your butt! I think a lot of people take their health for granted. You don't think about it until it is gone!


  1. love the chicken! fingers crossed your injury doesn't need surgery. I spent the morning assembling our new elliptical machine, and look forward to hoping on it tomorrow morning.

  2. My doctor told me I should buy an elliptical trainer. hmpf. Already thinking of space in my office to clear out for one.

  3. Oh, I'm so sorry. I had a similar experience at mile 18 of my marathon training [list of things to do before 40 :) ]
    The good news is, most injuries do heal, but it can take time and you probably will have to accept a different time frame.
    Personally, I'm kicking myself for not doing a marathon in my 20s and would now just settle for completing the course before the all-too-common 6 hour cut-off.
    But, try to think how much sweeter the achievement will be, when you get there!!
    Love the chicken!

  4. A patchwork chicken. Nice! I like!
    Good luck with the ankle.