Wednesday, December 10, 2014

My 1st DNS

Well, I guess I was being cautiously optimistic last week when I said I didn't think they would find anything wrong on my MRI.

Because they DID find something - something pretty big.


"Intense stress reaction" are not the words I needed to hear less than 24 hours from the start of the St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon; and yet that's the news I received, along with the recommendation of no running for 6 weeks.

Yes, that's 6 WEEKS.

To say I was upset at that point is probably a MAJOR understatement.  Not only was I not running the next day, but this diagnosis also puts my Goofy Challenge in jeopardy. 

I had already taken off running for one week while we waited for the MRI to be done and get the results, so I have 5 weeks left.  My follow-up appointment with the orthopedic surgeon is January 5th - 3 days before I leave for Disney World.  But I am determined to still go and participate in Marathon Weekend - but this means I have my work cut out for me.

In the past few days I have invested in a bike trainer so I can ride my bike more.  I have also located an AlterG anti-gravity treadmill in my area and will be giving it a try for the first time this Saturday.  I've signed up for more classes at LiveFIT (except my favorite TurboKick, boo!) - everything I can think of to keep myself in shape for the Goofy Challenge.

Which is 29 days from now.

Taking a deep breath...

Any advice or words of wisdom are greatly appreciated :)