Sunday, April 29, 2012

Twas The Night Before Surgery..

At this time tomorrow, I'll be on my way to having a new leg!! Well, a slight exaggeration, but the pain of compartment syndrome with be gone, gone, gone!

I am happy with where I am right now - I was able to get in some awesome workouts this weekend, including an awesomely hard bike workout, and a 15 mile run (yes, you read that correctly - my lower leg may actually spontaneously combust before tomorrow morning). The run may have been "foolish" in some people's eyes, due to a myriad of reasons. However, it gave me the confidence and mental peace going into tomorrow, knowing exactly where my fitness lies. And it was a run with this favorite, so we did a lot of chatting and laughing ;just what the doctor ordered. Hee.

Both the Eugene and Big Sur Marathons were today - Eugene was where I was going to lay down a spectacular race, and Big Sur was a a reminder of last years race which including heat, and a make-shift course. I thought today would be hard for me, mourning the death of a marathon as well as the anniversary of one of my slowest marathons ever. Oddly, I felt just fine. Sure, I had my "woe is me" pity party this morning for a few minutes, as Facebook and Twitter were blowing up with excited racers, but then I remembered that this is all part of a long term plan.

The last few months have been a long road; lots of highs and lows, waiting for answers, and wanting to know how this is all going to turn out. I'm anxious to get in there, and then get on with recovery. I'm hungry to race, and run fast again. The thought of toeing the start line (of any race at this point) makes me giddy. This weekend of sweaty greatness reminded me of just how much I love this sport, and how lucky I am to be able to be a part of it.

Thank you all of your support and well wishes - I'm looking forward to coming back better (and faster) than ever.

Catch y'all on the flip side..

Happy Training!






14 comments:

  1. ((hug)) I will be thinking of you tomorrow and if you need anything, PLEASE call me, ok?? And I am not surprised in the least that you ran 15 miles today, crazy pants ;-) But I love ya!! You will be back and stronger than ever!!! XOXO

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    1. Thank you so much Jo.. I'm excited to see you Thursday!!! xoxo

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  2. Aha, my brilliant plan to distract you worked!!! Mwa ha ha!!

    Really great job out there today! I'm glad to have been a part of what I'd like to describe as your "flip off" to your leg woes.

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    1. You crack my ass up. Yes, you did a phenomenal job of distracting me :-) And thanks for being out there w/ me, you're the best!! xoxo

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  3. You have been in my thoughts this past week. Good luck on the surgery and kick your recovery's ass!!!!!

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    1. Thank you Robin.. I'll keep you posted, I'm hoping for a speedy recovery too.. Lets run soon?

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  4. Thinking about you! I hope it all goes smoothly.

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    1. Thank you Heather.. I'll keep you posted, thank you so much for the support - you're awesome.

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  5. Thanks T!!! Appreciate the support!! :-)

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  6. I hope it all goes well. Glad you were able to get some running out of your system before the surgery. Let us know how it goes.

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  7. XOXOXO Best of luck hun, I can't wait to see you again soon!

    I'll be thinking about you today. {{{{HUGS}}}}

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  8. Lots of LOVE friend, you are on your way to recovery and you will be even STRONGER for it in the end. You got this!! xoxo

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  9. I already read the surgery recap, glad to hear it went well! I can relate, although no surgery for me-yet. I hope you heal quickly and get back out there ASAP! It is such a longing we feel to run when we know we cant! Weird!

    And Big Sur was your slowest? Not surprised there really. That is one tough course! I am demanding a rematch, although I really just want an excuse to go back and chill in Monterey. =)

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