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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 fabulous...got 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:
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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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