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I admit it, I am cheating...
Monday, February 22, 2010      4 comments

because the doc told me no running for 6 more weeks. Well, that didn't last long. I actually did go back to walking for two weeks, then to run/walking for two weeks, and now I'm starting to go back to running. Here's the thing. There is no p... Read more
6 more LOOOONNNNNGGGG weeks...
Wednesday, January 27, 2010      7 comments

OK, so I had a post-op doctors appointment on Monday. I have bee running slowly for about 2 weeks in anticipation of the doc telling me that I will be cleared to run on Jan. 25. Well, that's not how it went down. He told me no running for 6 m... Read more
The Year-End Recap
Wednesday, December 30, 2009      3 comments

Not to steal a blog title from ELFITZPA, but I haven't put a blog in here for a while, so I thought I'd write one, and couldn't think of a better title. This year has been an emotional roller coaster for me, with all the slow running and the i... Read more
Recovery Update
Thursday, December 10, 2009      2 comments

It has been a while since I've been on Spark, not for lack of desire or trying, but I just don't have as much free time at my new job as I did at my old job. That's when I was on Spark the most. I got a new computer about 2 months ago, and for... Read more
I am finally healing
Friday, November 20, 2009      5 comments

Warning: kind of gross if you have a weak stomach... I am doing pretty well now, almost three weeks post-op. I went to the doctor on Monday and got my stitches out, and I asked them exactly what they did. I mean, I did watch the video CD-... Read more
The deed is done!
Tuesday, November 03, 2009      7 comments

I had my surgery yesterday. All-in-all, not too bad, even though I threw up in the car on the way home. I have physical therapy today at 11:00. I'm anticipating some pain since I'm pretty sore. They put me in traction to separate my joint so... Read more
Surgery date is set.
Thursday, October 22, 2009      7 comments

So I went back to the doc on Wednesday. And, like I thought he would - he said I needed surgery to fix the TWO things that are wrong with my hip (yep, not one, but two). He is going to fix the frayed labrum first. But, I also have a femoacetab... Read more
The next step
Wednesday, October 07, 2009      5 comments

Last Wednesday, I had a doctor's appointment for a second opinion on the labral tear. This doctor was a little more proactive (at least to me) regarding what I should do. He had me get a cortisone/novacaine shot in my hip joint to provide a de... Read more
Taking a break from running
Tuesday, September 29, 2009      8 comments

Well, the title says it all, in a nutshell. I tried going on my doc's advice that I could run but let pain be my guide, and running hurts. So, I decided to defer my race until next year, and not sign up for any more (even though the 100th runni... Read more
Torn labrum
Thursday, September 17, 2009      8 comments

That's the verdict from the MRI. However, the tear is small - less than 1 cm. I have not been told that I cannot run, but I have been cautioned that long distances might not be my best choice. So, I am going to see where I'm at by next Saturda... Read more
What the MRI looks like.
Friday, September 11, 2009      5 comments

Although I am not a doctor, radiologist, PT or anything like that, this is what I can tell about the MRI that I had yesterday. There is something wrong with me. My left and right hips (right is the bad one) don't look the same. There are a lo... Read more
hip labral tear??
Wednesday, September 09, 2009      7 comments

Well, I went to the doctor, and (of course) nothing showed up on the xray. I have an mri scheduled for tomorrow. But, I have been looking up hip pain on the internet and discovered something called the acetabular labral tear. Now, not to be a ... Read more
Here's what's going on with me.
Friday, September 04, 2009      7 comments

OK, I know I have been a slacker about blogging and post a status update that I'm hurt and then leave ya'll hangin. But I have been so busy with my new Job that I haven't had time to blog. So, here's the deal - it's more of the same old st... Read more
I did my long run today with 20,000 of my closest friends (race report)
Tuesday, August 04, 2009      12 comments

On Sunday, August 2, I ran the Chicago Rock n'Roll half marathon. It was a beautiful day for a run. I started in corral 5, out of like 20 (due to a time that I made up because I have never raced a half before). The trip to Chicago was a... Read more
Am I scared? Or, am I just inaccurate?
Friday, July 17, 2009      8 comments

Just wondering. Could I be scared of what might happen to me if I run faster? I mean, I was injured for such a long time that maybe I am scared to go all out (not like I would go all out on a long run, but maybe a short one). Also wonderi... Read more

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