I’m Still Here

18 Apr

Oh, hey!  I’m still here and still salty to not be running.  Here’s what’s going on (in no particular order):

-I’m still hitting up Flywheel as routinely as possible, though no longer the 6 AM class.  After I got really sick I realized I wasn’t taking very good care of myself and thus have tried to make fewer weekday evening plans and make time for Flywheel in the evenings and on weekends rather than at the buttcrack of dawn during the week.

-My foot felt better.  I got excited!  Then it hurt again.  I then became extremely enraged inconsolably bereft really sad and disappointed and frustrated.  Then it felt better again.  Repeat excitement.  Then it hurt again… and the roller coaster continues…

-I am extremely hesitant to say more about the foot because I’ve gotten so nuts that I half-believe if I say it’s better it will respond by hurting again.  (This injury has messed with me mentally, I swear.)  HOWEVER.  I am planning to run for the first time since January 12th this coming Sunday.  I’m signed up for a 4-miler in the park on Sunday and I am going to do it ’cause (1) I’m sick and tired of not running AND not running races I’ve paid for and (2) it’s only 4 effing miles.  Fingers crossed BIG TIME.

-Boston happened and I teared up a few times already reading recaps!  I love marathons.  Check out my buddy Kristy‘s recap and congratulate her! 🙂  Oh yeah and Boston was so horribly hot this year that they offered the option of deferment until next year, which was really nice of them for sure, but also kind of sucks for me since it means fewer spots for next year and thus, a smaller chance that I will get in.  Yeah, also, I realize I have to actually run a qualifying time to get in, but details! 😉

-And on that note, T and I signed up for my hometown marathon.  It’s in a little under 5 months.  Talk about wishful thinking!  It will be his first, and my 12th.  Here’s hoping I can start training for it soon…

-I FINALLY gave in and joined Twitter.  I still don’t really get it, but why don’cha go ahead and follow me or tweet me or whatever?  I’m @katiesweatylife. (one “s”)

And now, some pictures!

Kinesio tape looks so weird, but for some reason I like how it feels on the sole of my foot.

I was not expecting my PT to do this. Had I expected it, I probably would have worn knee-high boots or pants to work that day. I got a lot of strange looks on the street...

Saturday afternoon at the Queens Kickshaw. Don't mind if I do!

Both the Porter and the coffee were AMAZING. Like, seriously amazing. Get thee to the Queens Kickshaw. It's not that far for you Manhattanites, I swear! Also, T and I split the most delicious grilled cheese sandwich there. No pic, 'cause we ate it so fast! 😉

Also, Sunday morning, I discovered this text in my sent items:

“I want to run forever and be fast as the wind.”

Apparently, wine + beer = very emo and poetic(?) Katie.  The sentiment is definitely true, I’m just not sure I would state it that way unless very overserved.  You’re welcome for that little tidbit, Cookie.  You’re welcome.

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7 Responses to “I’m Still Here”

  1. Kristy (@RunTheLongRoad) April 18, 2012 at 11:46 am #

    this post is cracking me up! that text message…ha ha!!!!!

    i’m glad you are running the 4-miler this weekend. best of luck. i really, really would love for you to run 4 pain-free miles!!! fingers crossed 🙂

    twitter is FB on crack.

  2. Celia April 18, 2012 at 11:56 am #

    I wouldn’t be too worried about the deferrals. THe BAA reported there were just like 400 of them. I’d say the efffect of all the people not requalifying bc of the heat makes it a lot more likely there will be enough spots next year…well at least I hope.

    Yay you signed up for a marathon! Can’t believe it’s already 8o% sold out! I feel like I need to already sign up for my backup to Iceland…anyways… Hope the 4 miler goes well!

  3. kimretta April 18, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    That looks like Wolverine on the sole of your foot. Badass. Does the tape help? I am thinking of exploring that along with a host of other hail-mary-type options.

  4. Cheryl Allison James April 18, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    Aww, I’m crossing my fingers for your foot. Enough already!!! Good luck this weekend–hopefully we’ll be running together soon 🙂

  5. thethinksicanthink April 18, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

    I’m so sorry you’re still on the PF roller coaster. Injuries do mess with your head. Don’t worry – I have diagnosed myself with one million different things – from bursitis to stress fracture to osteosarcoma to metastatic cancer to a different stress fracture to crazyness of the head.

    Glad you’re able to get your sweat on a flywheel. I know how much spinning meant to me when I couldn’t run and still means to me! If you ever wanna try soul, let me know!

  6. Kelly April 19, 2012 at 8:50 am #

    I’m running that race too! I hope it goes well for you 🙂 And, I’m sorry for your ongoing frustrations – I feel you pain. But just know you’ll eventually get better! How is the KT tape working? It can be really helpful!!

  7. Lara April 20, 2012 at 9:49 am #

    I keep hoping you’ll have good news here!! But that’s great you’re doing a 4 miler, have fun!!! Boston was SO HOT, but it was pretty awesome. It would be way more awesome in good weather, when you run it 🙂

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