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Falling apart

Posted Apr 15 2012 12:00am
This was a beautiful weekend here in Sonoma County.  The sky was so blue and the air was warm.  It was the kind of weekend that made you dream of summer.  Spaghetti strap tops and shorts and flip-flops.  I even saw some people laying beside the pool when I was swimming this morning.

 Matt and I took Jada out for a long hike in the hills and she loved jumping in and out of the creek and chasing sticks as they rushed down the swirling streams.  A great weekend!

 Running has completely sucked for the last month.  One injury after another.  Frankly, it is really starting to get me down.  I just don't get it.  Right now I am dealing with a big toe problem.  It really came to a head two weeks ago after finishing a 27 mile training run.  It seems that I have arthritis in my toe and some bone spurs to boot!  I am unable to push off without tremendous pain.  I have tried having Rooster Comb injected into my toe and using strong anti-inflammatory meds. I have stopped running for 2 weeks and have gotten back into the pool.  I am trying to form a relationship with lap swimming so I feel like I am doing something to keep in some sort of shape.  Swimming just doesn't do  it, though.  It is so boring.  Yawn......I do keep checking my arms to see if I can see any definition because this swimming thing has got to be doing something!

 Yesterday was Lake Sonoma 50 mile, I was a DNS there.  (did not start).  That sucked.  Today, I went out for a 30 minute slow run, toe taped and fingers crossed, and I am feeling hopeful.  That is all I am going to say.  Tuesday, I see another Doctor for a 2nd opinion and a MRI on Thursday.  How much fun can a girl have in a week?

Next Friday, I am going to Zion to traverse the park with several of my running friends.  It will be about 50 miles of running fun.  I am going even if I have to crawl.  I have wanted to do this for a few years and I am not going to let this injury stop me.  I figure that I can go as slow as I need to go.  It is not a race so the pace will be comfortable.  I am really excited to do this.  So..... that is what has been happening in my world.  Happy Monday everyone.
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