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Ice and Elevate

I spent the rest of the day yesterday like this

Since my doctor couldn’t fit me into her office appointments yesterday, she sent me to the hospital for an xray, then viewed the initial images on her computer. She didn’t see any break or fracture, but still has to wait for the “official report” to be available…I don’t know what that means, but I’m still in pain today and can’t step my whole foot on the ground. I’ve been icing and elevating and I’m trying to have the best attitude possible until I know what is wrong for sure.

Lunch was simple, since I was trying to stay off my feet—a packet of tuna mixed with hummus and mustard with some cheese and crackers

I tried to nap all day long without any success. I felt guilty that I was not at work, that I could not clean the house, or exercise. For me the most difficult part of injury is giving myself the break I need to rest. There is so much that I could accomplish in an afternoon at home, but I had to force myself to sit my butt down on the couch and spend the day that way.

Do you have a difficult time accepting injury?

I just finished this delicious green breakfast and I’m getting ready to go to work, hopefully my day will be better than yesterday!


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Lane 10K

Yesterday I competed in the hardest, most grueling, and hilly race I am sure I will ever ┬ácompete it. It was 6.2 miles of steep, sharp inclines. It was a beautiful course–on the backside of a lake, but it was very poorly staffed, with only two water stations in horrible places.

My running partner, Yvette, and I knew that we were in for a tough race, but I never imagined it would be as hard as it was. I am very proud of myself for finishing, but disappointed that I had a stop and walk for a bit on a few of the hills. I still finished in about 60 minutes. I found out later that at one point this race had been ranked the hardest 10K course in the state of New York!
Here we are after the race–smiling now because we just rehydrated with a beer and some orange slices. Yvette won a medal for her age category!

After the race John and I spent the entire day helping my day put a new carpet on his boat. John, my dad, and my dad’s friend Joe did most of the hard work, but i was in charge of important things like picking up screws, getting cold beer for everyone, and running errands at the hardware store. Luckily I had my wing man to help out…
This is how Charlie rides in the car when the weather is nice–back feet on your lap, front feet on the ledge of the door, ears blowing in the wind. He loves it!

After a day of hard work and a turkey dinner, John and I got back home at 8:30 and I was completely exhausted. I fell asleep with no effort at all but I have been awake since 3 AM–some kind of insomnia is happening to me! In addition to hardly sleeping, I’m headed off to get an XRay of my foot, I’m worried that I have some kind of stress fracture. I can’t put any pressure at all on the ball, and can only walk using the outside. So please, wish me luck, because I can’t function without exercise and I am on my feet all night long waitressing!

I had a Green Monster this morning–trying to start the day out in a positive fashion!
Milk, banana, small scoop of peanut butter, cinnamon, and unsweetened coconut

Have you ever broken any bones? If my foot is fractured, it will be my first.

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