~ May You Live All The Days Of Your Life ~
October 27, 2010.
I am sure most of you already know, today is my birthday. I think its very fitting that:
1) I got a nice birthday greeting from Marine Corps Marathon being that I am leaving for DC bright and early Friday morning.
2) I got so so so many happy birthays on Twitter and Facebook and Dailymile. I am really overwhelmed. And thankful. And happy that I have all of you in my life. You all make my life so much richer and special so THANK YOU ALL!!!!
3) Today was my follow-up at the orthopedic doctor ~ for my achilles tendonitis. It has been 3 weeks since I’ve seen him, and 4 PT sessions later. 5 weeks since I had a proper run. He FREED me from the boot. I no longer have to wear it. He also said, I can start to run. EASY. Not a lot of miles. Test the waters, so to speak. He also said if the pain worsens, to stop and come see him again. Not sure what he would do, but I trust him and will listen to him. He also looked sad when I told him I won’t be running Marine Corps Marathon. Or maybe that was my imagination? Oh also, what I was doing in PT, I can replicate at home, so he feels that would be fine. The only thing I can’t replicate at home is the awesome massage I got at PT. Any volunteers wanna come massage my calf and achilles tendon area?
So, I am happy, but its really bittersweet. I am tinged with a bit of sadness at the fact that while I will be in DC, I won’t be running my marathon. And now that I can run, its confusing to me. Should I just go for it and run MCM?? Ummm, NAH!! I already deferred. It’s a done deal.
I have a question to anybody who would like to answer:
How do I start back running? I mean I know how to run, but I don’t know how many miles to run, how many days a week. How fast or slow? I feel like a newborn baby learning how to walk for the first time. Well, I am a runner learning how to run again and how to not get injured. It’s hard, ya know?
So that is my birthday/halloween cupcake I treated myself to. Actually, my mom treated me. I’m enjoying my day and am off to get a pedicure. I may go black. I had a few senior moments today, as my sister likes to call it. Let’s see, I left my keys hanging in the mailbox. Luckily somebody saw it and brought it up to my house. I was making instant starbucks coffee this morning. Don’t judge, its doable. Anyway, I poured the coffee into my oatmeal bowl instead of my mug. Oh and I butt dialed Steve (pushups) Speirs twice and butt DMed my coach Caleb once. There were a few more things, but I will let it go at that.
A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun.