Tomorrow marks 3 weeks from surgery, and it feels like it has been so much longer! I guess that's a good thing, but it also feels like I've been living in the post-op rib pain world for at least 6 months. I'm still not able to sleep on my right side. Tomorrow I'm allowed to… Continue reading Nasal Surgery Update #5: Keeping It Slow
After speaking to my surgeon's PA, she reassured me that running (and cycling) could not make my rib pain any worse. Makes sense, because you don't really use that part of your core. But I was just so uncomfortable – OK fine, I was in pretty significant pain – that I couldn't fathom going for… Continue reading Nasal Surgery Update #4: Progress Despite Pain
Spoiler alert: I finished my second Boston Marathon! I set alarms for 5, 5:30, and 6am on Monday. Why? I have no idea, because I was awake at 4:55am raring to go. Sure, I was tired. I had gone to bed around 9 and read for almost an hour, but I got a few hours… Continue reading Finishing my Second Boston Marathon
If you didn’t receive my latest DFMC email update, you can read it here: Dear Friends & Family, With the 2019 Boston Marathon just one week from today, together we have raised more than $7,200 toward my $10,925 goal. To those who have donated already – thank you so much! I remain determined to get to… Continue reading April Email Update
After having such good runs when first coming back from my injury, I was bound to have at least one not-so-great run before the marathon. Unfortunately, both of my last two runs have been awful. Last Tuesday, I knew I was going to run 4 miles for my Patient Partner Hannah's birthday that day. The… Continue reading Not So Fast
Let's get right down to business, shall we? This weekend I ran 12 miles! Outside! On the Boston Marathon course! With no pain! Saturday was the famed "last long run" for pretty much everyone running Boston. Some people run 22, some run 21, most run 20, others run less. A lot of charity teams bus… Continue reading 12 Miles Run & Done!
I've been lousy about updating my blog, I know. I haven't even been great about posting about my workouts on social media. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't exhausted. In fact, I'm starving and tired all the time. Even though I missed a full 6 weeks of running outside, I was still doing… Continue reading Pounding Pavement & $5,000 Raised