May 9, 2012 § 4 Comments
No stress fracture! I feel like I’ve told so many people that, but I keep forgetting to tell the blog. Normal bone scan and very steady improvement in pain level for the last week. Praise God. I’m still not running and there’s really no way I could even take a step of a jog without some major pain, so Pilates, the bike, stairmaster, and free weights are where it’s at for me these days.
Cryptic life update:
I’m back in Austin! For good! I am ecstatic about this and feel so much hope about the next phase of life. I am actually starting a potential job today (kind of on trial) and so I’m writing this blog post to calm my nerves.
I think I’m about go change my outfit…again.
The last few weeks have been kind of nuts with injury worries, finishing school, moving, finals, my dad coming into Baton Rouge, other family drama, etc. I’m ready to just be settled!
And I’m ready to get back to running. It’s been over 3 weeks since I ran a step. But during this time, I really haven’t gone stir-crazy or felt like I’ve lost a part of myself or anything. It’s helped me realize that I am more than just a runner and it’s been fun to have extra time to pursue some different creative/fitness outlets.
Sorry this is brief and discombobulated, but just wanted to pop in and say I’m still alive and have unbroken bones. God is good.
May 1, 2012 § 6 Comments
I’m writing this outside the LSU Parking Safety Building (wouldn’t you hate to be a parking safety officer? Of all jobs in transportation, that seems one of the least exciting), where in fifteen minutes I’ll be appealing a ticket I got cause I parked in a handicapped space before I had my medical tag. I know. It’s bad. I’m a terrible person.
These guys have become my new best frenemies. Glad to have them so I don’t have to limp around but boy, they are exhausting. If you, like me, have ever thought crutches seemed kind of glamorous (am I alone in this?), let me just tell you right now…they’re not. Bright side: I get a major upper-body workout using them, which is handy since otherwise I’ve just been doing a lot of sitting lately.
The doc yesterday told me my X-rays were normal, which I expected, and referred me to the orthopedist. I see him Friday. The day before, I’m getting a bone scan and the story behind that is pretty amazing, but that’ll have to wait for another post.
I’ve got to crutch in to plead my case to the parking people.
Thanks so much for your prayers!