Sunday, August 30, 2009

this ain't my first rodeo...

Almost exactly one year later, to the date, of my first stress fracture. I'm down for the count again. This time it's on the other foot, I don't know if it's a stress fracture, all I know is that I can't put any kind of weight on it without searing pain. Enter crutches, hey old friends, welcome back.

It all went down on my 12 mile run yesterday morning with the girls, it was such a beautiful day. I was having an 'off' running day in the first place, lagging far behind the girls once we hit mile six. Then I started to get a 'twinge' in my right foot. I ignored it. Just like last year. I caught up to the girls around mile nine, we had three miles back to the YMCA where we started. I stopped to adjust my laces thinking that was the problem with my right foot...just like last year.... then IT WAS ON. Full blown. I knew right away I was done for. So I yelled at the girls who were probably a quarter mile in front of me already, I had stopped and started several times. They didn't hear.

I had about 2.5 miles back to the YMCA at that point. The whole time I pathetically limped while balling and snotting all over everything. I loved how none of the cyclists stopped to even ask if I was okay. RUDE. I didn't have my phone with me to call anyone. Finally with a half mile to go, Katie came zooming up yelling "get in sister." New rules have already been established, if we need each other to stop we scream and flail or fall on the ground... we are dramatic!

The almost redeeming factor here is that Ed was supposed to go to Oklahoma this weekend and I was staying home to dog sit. He got a heinous migraine Friday afternoon that kept him home for the weekend. So we have been the most pathetic pair this past day and a half. Again, it's comical. He couldn't do anything because of his migraine, I can't do anything because I'm on crutches. We are just sitting here laughing at ourselves! Thankfully Ed's migraine has passed.

The reason it's all so bizarre is that this is exactly what happened last year, almost the same week (last year it was a week later). In the meantime, I sure did go 11.5 miles total yesterday, and I was quite happy with the speed of the run, except the two miles where I was limping and snotting of course.

Side note, comfort eating has begun... so I'll most likely be posting a LOT of information about delicious food, and beef and malts. I don't stress eat, I comfort eat... a LOT. It's quite impressive actually.

Here are some posts about my stress fracture last year, I'm handling it much better already, like I said. This ain't my first rodeo. Actually my stress fracture last year is what prompted me to start my blog:
The start of it all
The ugly side of the stress fracture
Why I'll be really bummed if I can't run the Wichita Half this year
Annnnd, what I WON'T be doing this time around

Now it's time for some more comfort food... pretty sure I smell a burrito and chips and guac in my immediate future.

17 comments:

Mel-2nd Chances said...
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Mel-2nd Chances said...

OMG. i'm so sorry to read this, and as you know, I'm a repeat offender too. I know what you mean by just knowing, and handling it better, but it still effin' sucks. Glad you stopped when you did... and I've got my fingers crossed for ya.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

what a bummer!!! At least you know what you are dealing with this time. Knowledge is power.

get well soon!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

SAD SAD SAD!! I HOPE that this passes and it is just a weird painful fluke.. GOod job with the 11.5..

tiffany said...

welcome back crutches...it was a good look for you last year - just sorry i won't be around to open your doors and carry your coffee. :)

Morgan said...

SO sorry to hear about the foot. Hopefully it will turn out to be nothing at all. *Crosses Fingers* R.I.C.E. like a mo-fo til you get to the doctor!!!!

RunnuRMark said...

Oh no no no...you're not gonna let that damn race stick it to you again. We'll assemble a relay team and carry your ass if need be! Be good to the foot...you never know, might not be a stress fracture. There is no defeat yet!

IzzyBubbles said...

I agree with what Mark said. I also say margaritas, guacamole, queso and ice cream.

IzzyBubbles said...

ps - this blog title makes me think of the time I took Sunee to meet my friend Ashley at an actual rodeo, and Sunee wore 3" heels like a true Jersey girl.

Oz Runner said...

yikes! sorry about the injury...hope it's not a stress fracture or anything too serious...rest up and eat lots of comfort food

Ashley said...

Boooo!!!! This totally stinks! AND.....I really think you need to stay away from the Wichita Half for life - sounds like it's bad luck! :(

Sorry, friend. This blows. I really hope it's not a stress fracture....but if it is....well, I'll trade you a burrito for the good drugs I'm going to make you ask for. ;) And I'm sending you ehugs right now. And I totally want the chipotle that I never got yesterday now....

Marlene said...

Fingers crossed that this is NOT a stress fracture. Either way, wishing you a full & speedy recovery. Good luck. :(

Carolina John said...

that stinks, sorry to hear it. I hope you heal fast!

X-Country2 said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear that! Here's to a very speedy recovery.

Ace said...

Echoing things already said here...so sorry to hear this. Hope this isn't as bad as it seems and a quick recovery is forthcoming

Irish Cream said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry, chica! I am praying it's not another stress fracture . . . take care of yourself and get well soon!

onelittletrigirl said...

Double YUCK!! So sorry to hear- I know it sucks to be injured! I recommend vanilla ice cream with graham crackers and dark chocolate chips for comfort :)