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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.

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