Monday, March 18, 2013

I can run!

Look how happy I am!!!
Seriously, if you haven't read the story behind this
picture check it out here.

Eventually.  But, not right now.  But I can bike which I couldn’t do before! I can ride the ass crushing bike that might make me impotent.  Yay......

As you might remember in case I haven’t been bitching about it enough, I have not one but two stress fractures in my right leg bones.  I had a 4 week checkup last Wednesday where I had an x-ray to confirm gender confirm healing.  Long story short I can’t wear dresses anymore  there was enough healing to get me to the Boston Marathon starting line!  Hooray!!!

As I sit here I’m exactly 4 weeks away from Boston.  So, this week I’ll bike and aqua-jog, next week I’ll likely do the same but with more volume with MAYBE a 3-5 mile test run, and then the 2 weeks before the race I’ll try to work up to a 10 or 13 mile run.  Seems easy enough on paper....

The reality of course is that I’ll have to have nearly everything go perfect to be able to get there with no issues.  So, I’m trying to be smart and coach myself like I would coach anyone else.  Listen to your body, take rest days when needed, wear booty shorts under my work clothes for “training”, and ease into the new plan like you’re squeezing a tube of toothpaste.  Essentially: don’t do anything dumb.  So, since my doctor visit, I've logged trainer rides of 60, 90, and 120 minutes and have aqua jogged for an hour.  It feels GOOD to be moving again....in place...indoors...

Kidding aside, I’m over the moon excited about my positive doctors visit.  I am going to go in after 3 months to do a bone density scan and another blood test to make sure that everything is looking normal again, but other that I am free and clear!



20 comments:

Joshua Snow Hansen said...

It's a proven fact that booty shorts enhance performance by 53%.

What kind of performance am I talking about? That's entirely up to the reader's interpretation.

Oh ... yeaaaaah!

Kate Geisen said...

Good news about Boston. And the booty shorts.

Laura Oliveri said...

Great news about Boston! Too bad you have to give up dresses to get there ;)

By the way, I'm officially (as of today in fact) using the app for a half-marathon in June. The only thing I'll be changing is long runs on Sundays instead of Saturdays. I'll keep you posted about how the app schedule is working out - whether you want to hear about it or not! Lol!

Ivayla Wadsworth said...

Hooray!!!

ajh said...

Great news!

Running Librarian said...

Wonderful news! Boston here you come!

Jen said...

Yes yes yes! Looking forward to seeing you back out there!! I

Sue's Ramblings said...

Fantastic news Adam! I'm hoping my moment will come soon - diagnosed with a stress fracture on the left tibia over the weekend. Am treating it as aggressively as I can aka Chinese herbal paste, herbal supplements, usual supplements, downing 2 glasses of milk, whatever fortified/healthy food, staying away from 'toxic' food/drinks. Am cleared to do some physical exercise eg bike, swim, elliptical, strength training.

runningsurvivor said...

You did great on your marathon bud..be happy and just remember you were still sick and still kicked boo-tay...great news from the doctor, way to heal!

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Redhead Running said...

Soooooooooo happy to hear you are on the mend!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Fingers are crossed for you, Boston here he comes!

inspiREDtorun13 said...

This is good news! I hope the steps to your recovery training plan all fall into place!

Layla said...

It sounds like the x-rays must not have included your head in them...
Great news on the healing front!! Maybe two stress fractures confuse themselves so much that they heal faster? (Good thing I didn't try going to medical school.) Being a smart runner can make all the difference; keep listening to your leg, and you'll get to Boston.

The jumping fail photos made me LOL. I've been a long-time occasional reader, but I missed those the first time around.

Jamoosh said...

Most excellent!

James Ford said...

I finally figured out who you remind me of. We were watching Napolean Dynamite last night and you remind of Summer's boyfriend? If you fast forward to the dance scene, her BF is sitting right beside her! Are you really him?

Steph @ Steph Runs On said...

Yay! That is great news.

Amanda RunToTheFinish said...

i am so very excited for you...and yet fully terrified, I mean you will definitely be pooing in your pants on race day

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Pat said...

Exciting news. Go Boston (I've never said that before)

Brian said...

Great news! Good luck with the recovery.

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