Friday, February 15, 2013

Back to the Boot

I have some good news and I have some bad news. Let's start with the bad news because I would rather end on a happy note.

The bad news is I won't be running anytime soon. I especially won't be running a marathon. I had my podiatrist appointment yesterday. The diagnosis, stress fracture.

If you aren't aware, last year during the Marine Corp Half Marathon in Fredericksburg, VA I snapped my 2nd metetarsal in half. Not only did I do that but I continued to run on it for 10 miles. Bones grinding and displaced. Needless to say, a bone with that amount of trauma isn't going to heal straight. The word used most commonly used by my doctors has been "deformed".
 
You can read about that story here.

Me and my deformed metetarsal were doing fine though. We were golden, ready to go! What I wasn't aware of is that this deformity was causing extra pressure to be added it places of my feet that weren't used to it. (ie. my 4th metetarsal). Long story short, when you run long distances your feet muscles become fatigued and stop adequately absorbing shock, causing stress fractures.

Add a deformed metarsal and fatigued muscles due to long runs and you've got a recipe for a brand new stress fracture. 2 weeks in a walking cast and around the clock Motrin 800 (which I've yet to actually get)

Shitty.

Despite that bad news, yesterday was a really good day. I was really excited for my little girl to come home and tell me about her day at school. I remember that when I was in elementary school Valentines Day was one of my favorite days of the years! The activities, the candy, the cards....such a blast.
 
In the afternoon we went to have dinner at my mom's.
 
 
She made chicken, rice, lentils and green beans.
 
I love me some lentils (along with my mother's cooking!), especially smothered in Cholula which was poured all over the plate right after this picture was snapped:-)
 
 
After dinner we got down to business. The Valentine's Day cookie decorating.
 
 
My nephew.

 
My ridiculously, crazy neice.

 
and of course my little girl....tasting some of her creations!
 
I put a lot of frosing on my cookie! <----My daughter just wrote that. She wanted to blog:-)

 
All in all a great night:-)

12 comments:

  1. I'm sorry to hear about your foot! I wish you a speedy recover so you can get back to running! I'm glad you enjoyed your Valentine's date with your family! Those cookies look amazing! I like extra frosting on my cookies, too.

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    1. Thank you! I am going to try to take this time to relax and let my body heal. It's harder than it sounds. lol.

      I hope you had a great Valentine's Day as well.

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  2. I just popped over to your blog for an update on your foot... and I don't think that the comment that I left last Friday on this post worked. Sometimes I am confused about blogging and comments :/

    Anyhow, I hope that your recovery goes quickly, but it seems that feet take forever to heal. Are you going to cross train or exercise during your time away from running?

    I love the cookies!

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    1. It may be my site...I got emails saying that I had some comments and then they weren't there....

      I am just going to do some strength training while I have the boot on. I don't want to be back in the gym with another boot on. Perhaps being in it twice in 2 months is a little hint that I need to slow down.....

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    2. Hey! Are you ok? I saw that your blog was deleted.....

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  3. I'm so sorry about the awful foot news. I hope it heals quickly.

    Yay for a nice Valentine's Day.

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    1. Thanks, Carrie! I have my follow up on the 28th so we'll see then!

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  4. Sorry to hear about the boot, but at least you know what's been bothering you and 2 weeks isn't too long. I hope you heal quickly! Looks like you had a fun day decorating cookies with the kids though! They look delicious-- YUM!

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    1. Thanks. You're right though. 2 weeks isn't too long and at least I know what the issue is!

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  6. I'm so sorry to hear about your boot :-( That is hard! I wish you a speedy recovery (and lots of awareness around things you learn in your time off!)

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    1. Thanks!

      Great job on your half marathon!!

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