Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Long Overdue Update

Well, there's good news and not-so-good news. Isn't that the way it usually is?

The not-so-good news: Let's get that out of the way first.
I still do not have clearance to run. It's going to be at least a couple of more weeks. This is extremely frustrating for me.
At this point, I'm having to rethink my ability to race the Northern Columbia Tri in early August. I'm not sure how ready I'll be.

The good news:
I have clearance to bike, and have been taking advantage of the opportunity. I loaned my Coda to a friend, so I put the Fuji on the trainer. It's been great! It is a fairly different feel from the Coda, and I'm using leg muscles in a different way than I do with the Coda.

The waterproof case for the IPod has been a life saver! It works great, and it makes my pool running much more palatable. So, a couple of times a week, I've been hitting 25 minute pool running sessions.

My swim is improving. Last night, I hit 2:30/100 yard for a 600 yard swim. That's about 10 seconds/ 100 faster than my usual times. It's not even close to competitive- but really? Who am I kidding? I'm lucky to not need arm floaties!

So, in the now immortal words of Dorie: I'll "Just keep swimming"


MomRunningFromCancer said...

I loved reading about the work you are doing with the girls through your Bookin Feet program. That is so important and it takes a special person to be able to pull that off.

I totally understand the idea that you need to run and are impatiently waiting for it to heal. I don't have such a big boot, just a simple little bootie. I wear it all the time, except when I take the dog for a walk - or go for a walk outside.

I can bike - but haven't yet. Last week I was still having enough pain that I didn't want to bike. But this week it is feeling much better - but my work schedule just hasn't worked out to fit in a bike ride. I like to bike to work - but the mornngs have been tooooo cold for me.

Anonymous said...

Just hang in there and let the healing continue. Glad the ipod is helping the swimming. Good luck and much love from Aunt .e

Staci Dombroski said...

I need to start swimming now!!! Sorry to hear that you do not have your clearance yet :(

Felicia said...

Wow, that waterproof iPod cover is pretty cool! Makes me miss my pool! Hang in there! You'll be running again before you know it!