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Las Vegas RnR Half Marathon 12/2/12

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

I guess I never posted what happened after the IT band issues. I did try a run on 11/20 and was hit by a calf pain that made it impossible for me to keep running...or even really walking on it unless I kept my knee locked. It started getting better...some weird knee tightness (feeling almost like there was something in the way). I could walk normally at least. I saw the doctor on 11/26 because the calf started hurting again...she thought it was just a strain and not any DVT and said go ahead and run the HM.
Off to Vegas I went. I met up with JLITT62 and we had a good time catching up. She said she would stick with me during the race and that she did.
I started out feeling about a half mile in to the race and that calf thing happened again!! I walked the remainder of the race rather painfully but JLITT stuck with me even though I told her she could go ahead and run. What a fabulous friend. She posted a couple of blogs about the event:

HM number one done!!
OvrPl Bib Name City, State Time
21575 31134 Natalie Plummer San Jose, CA 03:52:27
It can only get better from here.
I was going to post my horrible finish line photo but they want $40!!! I'll wait until the price goes down...then you can see it in all of it's ugliness.

I'm off to get an x-ray today. Kaiser red tape so my doc can get me to orthopedics to see what is going on with my calf/knee. Hopefully they can figure this out.......and fast!! I want to run!!!!!

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SOKKERNUT 12/8/2012 12:20PM

    emoticon that is emoticon

Though, I find it impossible to believe you have a terrible finish line picture b/c there are NO terrible pictures of you, you look great in ALL of them. emoticon

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MAGGIE805 12/6/2012 9:49PM

    Yay!!!! Congratulations on finishing your half. Sending you some (((healing)) vibes your way. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MYTURN11 12/6/2012 1:39PM

    emoticon sorry about the pain though Nat. Heal quickly and I certainly look forward to your next race report. emoticon

Comment edited on: 12/6/2012 1:40:24 PM

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 12/6/2012 1:23PM

    I am so sorry your HM did not go as expected. But you'll definitely PR your next one! :)

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GOODGETNBETR 12/6/2012 11:45AM


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RUN_KAY_RUN 12/6/2012 11:25AM

    congrats on finishing your hm :) i understand how frustrating it can be when you cant run, and i really hope your doctor can help you get to the bottom of this :)

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2WHEELEDSHARON 12/6/2012 10:59AM

    Bummer. I was really hoping it would all go swimmingly (runningly?) for you. You're right, though; you'll be super duper ready to kick butt when you're all healed. I hope they do figure it out.
Yay for friends sticking with you! That was very nice of her:)

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PDQ1203 12/6/2012 10:58AM


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MARATHONDAD 12/6/2012 7:22AM

    way to finish

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SEABREEZE65 12/6/2012 6:20AM

    You finished!
Hope you find out QUICK what in the world is going on with your tendons, joints, etc!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 12/6/2012 1:01AM

    how wonderful that you got to do the half and have a great SparkFriend to share it with! sorry about the medical issues though. that just stinks. i mean really! the nerve of that thing. grrrrr!! i'll have to go check out the race pics on the website. isnt it crazy how expensive that stuff is! emoticon

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MIRAGE727 12/5/2012 10:35PM

    You finished, Nat!
NOW, take care of yourself, and work on recovery to race another day! Wishing a speedy recovery!

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KATRINAKRAUT 12/5/2012 10:31PM

    Ouch! I wish it would all go away!

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BUTEAFULL 12/5/2012 9:30PM

    wish there was something I could do for you, but I'll give you a cyber
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MOMMARUNNER77 12/5/2012 8:44PM

    sorry about the pain but wtg on the hm!

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    What a bummer about the pain :( But way to go on completing the HM!!! emoticon emoticon

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BTWCOACH 12/5/2012 7:28PM

    Way to persevere!!!! You can only go up from here!

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JLITT62 12/5/2012 6:59PM

    I still remember that 8 mi,ER where I really messed up my knee & I only had to run on it for 4 miles! You deserve that medal for perseverance but I know it's bittersweet?

How you feeling now? I'm pretty much back to normal with the HM of shopping today to prove it. Oy, where the heck am I gonna put all this stuff? And what the heck will I do the next couple of days now that I'm broke?!

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LORI-K 12/5/2012 6:37PM

    emoticon Congrats on your finish Nat! I hope you get good news on your knee

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 12/5/2012 6:33PM


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RAINEMARIE214 12/5/2012 5:11PM

    Congrats on finishing your first HM! You made it to the finish line! So sorry you were injured, though :( I hope the docs can get you better quickly, my friend!

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JANETRIS 12/5/2012 5:08PM

    Congrats on your first! Sorry about the pain involved though. I hope you are up and running are the poster child for determination!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WONDERWOMAN 12/5/2012 4:53PM

    Hey - it's a PR!!!! emoticon emoticon

In all sincerity, you are a trooper to push through! And JLITT62 deserves a friend of the year award! I'm so glad you had someone who cared enough to get you through it. Wear that shirt proudly!

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INIT2LIVEIT 12/5/2012 4:15PM

    I hope you get answers soon! Congratz on your first HM, even if you didn't get to run most of it!!!

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STRIVER57 12/5/2012 3:40PM

    brava for finishing under those circumstances, Nat!! that speaks to amazing mental toughness ... now you just have to get your body equally tough! hugs & luck.

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HARRINGTON5 12/5/2012 2:26PM

    OMG! I am really sorry to hear about all your pain. What a good friend to stick with you and I am amazed that you actually completed the race. You are one Super Star!

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SPEEDYDOG 12/5/2012 2:10PM


13.1 miles is a long way to go with a hurt calf. Way to hang in there. I hope you get better soon.



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SKINNYPOWELL1 12/5/2012 1:51PM

    So sorry your first HM was not a terrific experience, but way to go in finishing anyway and super that JLITT hung with you. Hope they figure out what's up with your calf, wishing you a speedy recovery. emoticon

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JULESRULES78 12/5/2012 1:13PM

    They'll sent you announcements for the next two years that it's your "last chance" to get the photo. I think it is wise to wait for a price drop.

I am so glad you crossed the finished line. Way to go, and JLITT62 is truly a great friend.

Quick healing!

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SLENDERELLA61 12/5/2012 1:12PM

    Sorry your first HM was not exactly what you wanted, but you have to be proud of your perseverence and determination!! Good for you! As you say, it'll get better from here. Kudos to your friend who stayed with you. -Marsha

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HALFFAST 12/5/2012 1:08PM

    Run, walk, or crawl right?! You crossed that finish line! Congratulations!!!

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/5/2012 1:04PM

    Very sorry to hear this, and really wonderful of her to do that.

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