Today I followed up with my doctor for the stress fractures. Still in my CAM boot (it’s been about 7 weeks now) and still having pain. After I reminded him that my first half marathon was in TEN days, he thought the pain might be from the bursitis and not the fractures, as they should be healing. SHOULD BE?!? I have been so good in wearing that boot (even to bed!) and not doing any running or even walking without the boot. We don’t have the results from the x-rays but hopefully they will show some healing. In the meantime, he gave me a cortisone shot right between the toes (OUCH). If the x-ray looks good, he said I could try light running in a few days (should be much less pain), and I will be able to run/walk in the marathon. I’ll take it!
In other news, both my girls have flown the coop – Ashley has moved to Seoul, South Korea to start her teaching job, and Morgan has moved to her apartment in New York City for her sophomore year at college. Running is empty nest therapy!
WHAT A SUMMER!
Yesterday was Lucille Ball’s birthday. I can’t explain why I am so crazy about her. Her facial expressions, her eyes, her voice, her physical comedy. The way she rocked those dresses and capri pants. Because she is from Jamestown, NY (not too far from Buffalo). Because when I was so sick during my second pregnancy, my oldest daughter would lie with me and we would watch Lucy on TV Land all day. Lucy inspires me. I can’t wait to race in the first ever Lucy Town Half Marathon in Jamestown this October.
Which leads me to my recent doctor appointment. Such a nice, young man, too afraid now to tell me I can’t (or shouldn’t) be doing the Rock ‘n Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon on September 1. Instead, I am to wear my boot for two more weeks, and then go back for a cortisone shot. When I tell him I am not concerned about doing the half marathon, because I will do the half marathon, he says he knows, because I am very “driven.” As I look at his face when he says that though, I think what he means to say is that I am a crazy old lady.
But in a few weeks I will be a crazy old lady who finished her first half marathon.