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Good, Bad, Ugly

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Good: I ran my 11th half marathon last weekend in Chicago -- my 11th state for the 50 states half marathon challenge.

Bad: It was my worst race ever, with a PW of 3:16:03.

Ugly: I ran the race with a broken 3rd toe on my right foot. I wasn't sure it was broken at the time (but I was pretty sure). I broke it Friday morning as I was packing to head to the airport and ran on it 48 hours later. It hurt quite a bit for the first few miles, then settled into an ache. By miles 9-13, I was passing people and not feeling a thing. Yesterday I confirmed via x-ray that it really is broken.

Good: I have an appointment with a podiatrist next week.

Bad: I'm still limping.

Ugly: I'm facing the prospect of not running for as long as 5 more weeks. And I'm registered for another half marathon in 4 weeks. I'm willing to walk it, but not even sure about that right now.

Good: I'm still working out. Both yesterday and today I got on the elliptical at the gym. I really want to maintain my fitness during this non-running time.

Bad/Good: I'm at my highest weight in a long time. I'm worried that not running will make that worse. But I'm determined not to let it. I actually need to lose during non-running time. Time to focus!

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    Wow. Ran a half on a broken toe.
    WOW! Contemplating walking another one!

    Good for you! Not sure what they can do for you, but I hope that they can do something to help keep you up and moving.

    I'm as always unhappy with my weight too. Although my number doesn't seem to be up a lot, I know that I am at my flabbiest in 5 years. I can feel it.

    I TOO have to take a break from exercising. I am having a hysterectomy (nothing dangerous, - I am bleeding half the month with fibroids and polyps and I'm tired of it) and will have to take off SIX weeks from sweating. ( I think it was you who said, we are moving in parallel! And once again, we are!)

    OK, so we are going to do as Carol says and focus on nutrition. Didn't she choose a wonderful word?'s what eating should be about, and I am going to try to lose weight despite not being allowed to sweat! Let's do it! I am going to be coming around here more during my lay-up, so I'll see ya around!

    2006 days ago
    Ow, just reading this.

    Hang in there.
    2006 days ago
    Ran the air force marathon this weekend and at one point I was next to two people with broken toes. One had one broken toe the other had two.

    Sure hope your toe is better soon.

    Great job (I think) at focusing on your goal and running through the discomfort. I tend not to use th P word. I only experience discomfort.

    2007 days ago
    Heal Quickly, and in the meantime, TRACK your nutrition!!!
    2007 days ago
  • BOOTS proved your rockstar status...yet again. You've got to track your will lose with the right nutrition...even if you can't work out.

    I swear by it....
    2007 days ago
    You ran with a *broken toe*? Wow, that's impressive! Think of it this way: your PW was also your "personal best with a broken digit"...

    Hopefully the podiatrist will have good advice for maintaining fitness. I used the elliptical for my cardio when recovering from a leg injury. Swimming might be another option.

    (tricia from jg team)
    2007 days ago
    Oh my goodness, a broken toe!! That stinks. I hope it heals quicker than expected and you're not in too much pain.
    2007 days ago
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