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Boo Hoo….

As most of you know, I ran the Cleveland Marathon on May 16, 2010. I did great through my training up until my 20 mile training run. I developed plantar fasciitis 3 weeks before the race. Thanks to Max Sports Medicine and my amazing doctor, I was able to run the marathon. YAY! I got a cool purple t-shirt, a really cool medal and now this:

Yep, a boot on my foot that I have the pleasure of wearing for the next 3 weeks. I had an MRI done on Tuesday and while there isn’t a definite fracture, there is damage to the 5th metatarsal bone.They treat it the same as a stress fracture so that I can hopefully avoid the full blown fracture. Dr said he hopes to have me back running in 4-6 weeks. I can’t wait! I am allowed to swim or bike with no resistance now, but that is it. No elliptical right now. Hopefully after I go back on the 24th I will be able to start the elliptical back up. Looks like it is time to concentrate on arm and core work.

1 day down, 20 more to go. What I have learned in the first 24 hours of wearing the boot:

  • Hubby has taken to calling me “Bootsie”
  • The kids still expect me to perform at my previous levels
  • It is hard to walk up & down stairs
  • The boot makes a lot of noise when you are trying to be quiet. For example, when everyone else is sleeping.
  • My sister offered up a matching boot for the other foot; I declined. I am all about fashion, but gotta draw a line somewhere.
  • Carrying anything up & down the stairs is darn near impossible; check back 10 days in, I hope to be a master.
  • Driving with the boot is possible, but should be avoided. The cops will automatically blame me if I should get in an accident & then they see the boot. Keep alternate footwear in the van to drive in.
  • It is not possible to chase & catch a 2 year old wearing the boot and she knows it. ;)
  • I can still floss my teeth while wearing the boot. If you read my post on True Blogger Confessions, this will make more sense.
  • I can still do laundry. Damn.

This all has nothing to do with living gluten-free, other than yes, I can still eat & cook with the boot on. ;) Watch for more things I learn about life as “Bootsie” over the next few weeks. I will most likely have more time on my hands than I normally do, which should make for interesting reading.

10 comments to Boo Hoo….

  • Cara

    Well at least it’s summer and you don’t have to worry about wearing pants over the new stylish boot. Maybe you will set a new fashion trend! :)

  • MJ

    Sorry to hear the news, but glad you caught it early and are aggressively treating it. Short-term restraint for long-term benefit, take it from one who didn’t take that wise approach! (different injury, but still fighting back years later)

  • I’m curious to see how the boot works out… when I first got PF I tried a slightly different, softer cloth boot just to sleep in that didn’t seem to work.

    Good luck conquering the PF once and for all! :)

  • Julie Garmon

    I’m so sorry, Kim. If you only had two, you’d be set for the snow.

  • I’m sorry, Kim, but know you’ll take it with a great attitude and soon be all healed! LOL at your list on what you’ve learned … no real surprises there, dear. ;-)


  • beth

    Sorry to hear that you have to wear the boot! It will leave great tan lines this summer! HaHa!! Maybe you’ll have some good news to share on the 24th when we meet up! :-)

    By the way….ever try Schar products? They are based in Europe. My mom bought the gf pizza crust (personal sizes), and they were very good. Very low in fat and calories.

  • Oh No! Hang in there. It’ll be worth it when you can hit the pavement again.

  • Thanks guys! Trying to be patient. It is hard.

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