Exciting foot news – I almost canceled the Dr. appointment that I had scheduled for my foot because the pain was pretty minor on Thursday.  But after he poked around at my foot, ouch!, it hurt the rest of the day!!  And then the most exciting thing happened… he did say that I had Sesamoiditis, just like I thought!  Sadly, that was the most exciting thing that has happened to me on Thursday!!  It was still another slightly sad day for me.

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I still have that “Boston good luck” nail polish… which apparently really isn’t a factor in the decision process at all!! 🙁

I surprised my Dr. when I blurted out – “that’s exactly what I came up with in my Google search!!”  I think he was impressed with my correct diagnosis 🙂  Then he laughed at me when I told him I have a half marathon in two weeks.  Guess he didn’t know I was a determined runner.  Good news is that he said I should just take it easy, cross train when I can, take Ibuprofen, and keep wearing the PF night splint if it helps.  I should be good to go.

I took my Dr.’s orders and headed out this morning on my long run!  I pretty sure that’s exactly what he would have wanted.  I had a hard time getting out the door because it was windy and cold.  We’re talking 48 degrees.  It chilled me to the bone to think about running in that!

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But I was well rewarded in heading out to my trail by the river.  It was like a good friend just waiting for me, opening it’s arms to shelter me from the wind.  I didn’t even notice it was windy at all while I was there.

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Funny thing about that picture, it took me a whole lot of time to get a picture that looked even that good.  I have to give kudos to all of you out there that regularly take pictures of yourself running.  That is hard!!!  Most of my shots were just random blurs of me like this…

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and this….

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I think my run was just what I needed to process the week, and you know, that disappointment of getting cut out of Boston next year.  I was trying to think if it was more disappointing/heart breaking to get cut after registration, or my three failed efforts at getting a BQ.  Final decision, equally sucky!!!

During my run I was rewarded by seeing a group of three deer walk across the trail.  That’s super cool because I typically don’t see deer here!

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Yep, that brown blob is a deer!

My run also turned out pretty great because I did negative splits on my run – 13.1 miles.  I stopped at 13 miles, but then had to start up again and finish it a 13.1 because 13 miles is just not right.  I had a lot less clothes at the end of my run!

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I was also rewarded for a run well done with a Starbucks treat on the way home.  I found out that I could get a refill before I left the store, which worked out really well because I sucked down that small size within 5 mins of receiving it.  I guess I needed to rehydrate.

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Well, that sums it all up for today.  See, everything is going to be OK after all 🙂


Q:  Coffee – hot, iced, or no thank you?

Q: If you had 13 miles on your run, would you make it 13.1?

Q: Got any good weekend plans?

It’s going to be cold, windy and rainy here.  I’m staying inside as much as I can!!

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog!!



13 thoughts on “Everything is going to be OK”
  1. Sorry to hear the news but glad you’ll be better soon!

    I miss coffee – my stomach won’t tolerate the acid and I try not to have much caffeine. I am making my own decaf cold brew and sometimes I heat it. But I’m not drinking that much of it.

    I definitely would go to 13.1 – I do that kind of thing all the time on runs. 🙂
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  2. I am glad your foot problem is minor! Your blue toenails are so cute. 🙂 I barely have toenails and end up painting skin haha. I am so embarrassed when doctors want to see my feet because they are so gross.

    1. I did take off the nail polish after my long run, and as bad as that long-past-due pedi looked, the nails underneath were worse!! I too have some painted “nails” which are mostly just skin. I love painted toenails, but the Fall & Winter are my toenail regrowth time so I keep them naked. Apologies to my fellow gym goers for having to see those toes!!

  3. Oh, what a beautiful area to run!!! Loved the pics!!! And, how do you take pictures of yourself running like that? Set a camera on a tripod? I usually rely on my 6 year old,,,, LOL! Although I do have a tripod.

    Coffee? Iced or hot, I don’t care for it. Just can’t seem to take a liking to it! But, I am so jealous of those who can drink it… there are many morning that i think coffee would get me going!

    So glad the foot will not keep you out of your upcoming race!!!!! And bravo on your correct diagnosis!!! LOL! I guess Dr. Goggle can be helpful at times. Although most of the patients that come in our clinic say Dr. Goggle says they are dying from a rare bizarre disease….LOL

    1. My iPhone was just propped up on a rock 🙂 I got a new pair of capris that have side pockets and carrying my phone was comfortable, so maybe more blurry running pictures in the future too!! (oh boy!)
      Technically speaking, I only like flavored iced coffee – like mocha, caramel – so it really only has a little bit of a taste of coffee. But I crave it after workouts now! I only started drinking that over the past year and never drink hot coffee.

  4. First of all, I don’t think I had a chance to say it last week but I am so very sorry about Boston!!! I’m glad to hear you had a good run with your foot and that things seem to be healing up for you. I love the shots you took of yourself running – the good ones and the blurry ones! I need to bring my phone and do that more 🙂 That trail looks fabulous!
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    1. At least I’ll still be in Boston for race day. Maybe I’ll have a sign that says “I BQ’d too and all I got was a lousy rejection email!” haha

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