I haven't blogged for a few days. There just has not been much to blog about... unless you want to read my whining about my knee/leg. That's right, it hurts
My doctor decided to refer me to a specialist. He's hoping the insurance will OK me seeing an orthopedic specialist but thinks they'll want me to see a physical therapist first. I don't know what the difference in approach is between the specialties. I just want to be able to run pain-free again.
"Walk & Woll" Marwathon
That's what my 4 year old calls the Rock & Roll Marathon (San Diego). Well, he has part of it right... I decided to change my focus for the marathon. I'm going to start training to walk it. I would rather run/walk it but since I'm not sure I'll be able to do that, I need to prepare myself to walk the 26.2 miles. So, I'm back to giving my leg a rest and hoping to be able to spend the remaining days training with the walkers in my group. I have almost two months before the marathon so I'm thinking positively that I'll be ready to walk it.
I plan to run 30 marathons in the year 2010.
Don't worry... I'm just kidding!
Not long after starting this training, I decided that half-marathons are probably more my style. I had already paid for the Rock & Roll (SD has no half for this race) so I'm determined to do it! Plus, I really want my shirt and finisher's medal.
After my leg is all better, I'll be looking for some fun half-marathons to run in. I'll also take a more gradual, casual approach to training for HMs and just have fun running again!
In an unrelated topic, we got a kitty cat!! It took a lot of convincing, but my husband finally agreed that a pet would be nice.
This was a huge step for him... when we first got married, we had the cat from hell. We kept her because we knew nobody else would be stupid enough to take her. We had her until she passed on due to old-age and numerous health issues, including diabetes and obesity (we didn't make her fat... she came to us that way). She was such a mean-spirited, moody, annoying cat that she ruined cat ownership for us for years after that.
Our boys have never had a pet. Well, we did have a Beta fish for a while but those don't count. My husband is not a fan of dogs so we decided on a cat. I found him on Craigslist... he was being abandoned during a boyfriend/girlfriend break up.
We love him, already! He's about 4-5 months old. His breed is Russian Blue (or partly). He's playful and sweet. He hasn't scratched or bitten the kids (yet). He hasn't clawed the heck out of the couch. He does his "business" in the litter box. So far, there have been no kitten-sized fur balls barfed up. He doesn't meow at us when we eat, sleep, go to the bathroom, breath. He still has his "man-hood"... but we're taking care of that little issue next week. Snip-snip
I found an easy, delicious brownie recipe. I wish I hadn't found it. I make them & I eat them. Why do I want to eat like crap when I can't get out and run??? Does this happen to you?