Wednesday, September 2, 2009

best part of my day...

Two words. Nutter Butters.

Seriously.

Thanks for all of your kind comments, it really does help! I'm feeling much better (mentally) and think I'm ready to be happy for ya'll and your running. Now I have about 200 posts to read and comment on. Sheesh. My foot is feeling better, I can put a little weight on it here and there. It isn't swollen in the mornings, just at night, I think that's a good sign. There is one specific spot that is really painful, still feels like someone is jabbing a knife into my foot.

I'm keeping the hope that this isn't a stress fracture, and that I'll still run a half marathon this year. If I can't run the Wichita Half (i'm starting to think the wichita half and I will simply NEVER get along). I want to go and kick my sister Kris' butt at a half marathon in L.A. I have a reputation to uphold. I may be the youngest kid in my family... but dang it if I am NOT the fastest! The battle of the Running Gibsons shall ensue. Not that we are competitive.... chirp.... chrip...

16 comments:

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

NICE!! I wish that my siblings ran, but they are not competitive so it would not even be a fight..

Nutter Butters huh? Never tried them. Have you ever had a Take 5 bar? HELLO HEAVEN! Pretzels, with carmel, peanut butter, all dipped in chocolate, YUMMY!! OK now I need one and it is only 7:46AM..

Hope the foot gets better.

I hear there is a hald Marathon in Seattle in late November...in case you are looking..

Marlene said...

Ahh, nothing like some sibling rivalry to keep you motivated.

Fingers crossed that your foot is better QUICK. Til then, more nutter butters.

rachel said...

LA would probably be warmer, but you're always welcome to come up for the Indy or the Monumental, you know....we DO have pumpkin and ocktoberfest beer on tap; i'm just sayin'....

and we just bought nutter butters yesterday. creepy.

glad you're feeling UP! :)

californiameaghan said...

if you and krish go head to head, i'll wear my team robinson shirt. don't tell her though. :D

californiameaghan said...

also there are tons of halfs in NH. i know a great little place where you can stay for free! you can run a race in every state and hit about three while youre here - maine and mass are really really close!

B.o.B. said...

So i missed this somehow on my blog slacking and did just go back to read all of the posts on your fractured life. (get it? not funny? sorry.) anyway, i hope you are better soon. i too am on the injured list right now so i can sympathize. now pass me those nutter butters sister.

RunnuRMark said...

I am so with you on that one. This coming from the guy that had a peanut butter and honey sandwich for breakfast, dipped animal crackers in peanut butter for a morning snack, and just had a Reese's peanut butter cup...pb fa-reeeek!.
I'm tellin' ya, the KC half on Oct. 17th is calling your name...it won't disappoint and it's only a couple-hour jaunt down the road!

teacherwoman said...

I am glad that the ankle is feeling better. :)

Glad you got the shoes. There were a pair of New balance in there that were my FIRST pair of running shoes, before I knew what I was doing, LOL. And then the green brooks were the pair of shoes I wore for my first (and only thus far) half marathon! Suck memories!

RunToFinish said...

Man the foot thing...so sorry! Maybe you need to ignore that race for a year, perhaps is bad luck? yes I always find something to blame besides me for an injury :)

onelittletrigirl said...

Put your nutter butters in some vanilla ice cream. It is called heaven.

X-Country2 said...

I wish my sister ran. I'd LOVE to run with her. (And I'd totally kick her butt too!)

Lacy said...

I'm still hopin' to see you on the 20th. Hang in there kid!

Irish Cream said...

Aw, nutter butters! Why are you one of the few who never seems to let us down? I haven't had one of those things in years . . . but now I kind of can't wait to get injured so that I can reconnect with my old friend (HOLY EFFING KNOCK ON WOOD! I AM SO ONLY KIDDING! PLEASE DON'T HURT ME!)

Hope the hoof feels better soon!

kristen said...

Yikes! Sorry to hear about the issues you've been having. That sucks!! I was injured last year and I totally get the mood swings and being pissed at other runners. Oh, and of course the comfort eating. It all worked out though. I finally snapped out of it and started cross training like crazy because then I realized eventually I was going to be able to run again and I didnt' want to lug around 15 extra pounds. Ok, exaggeration - but you get my drift.

Keep your head up sister!

The Big Blue Dog said...

I loooove Nutter Butters! Great Blog, new reader here :)

debiabood@juno.com said...

hey-- how are you? enjoy your blog. where do yo take hot yoga? i wanted to take bikram but meggie said you told her there was no bikram - only hot in wichita. so i am dying to start. i think it is just what my arthritis needs. let me know and you sound great. take care-- meggies mommy (debi0