Thursday, August 25, 2011

three things thursday

1. On and off for about a month, I've had a slightly naggy shin.  At first I thought it was due to a mileage increase mid-July, and then I thought it was due to my new Adrenalines.  Swapping them out for a pair of Ravenna's helped, but then it came back after a long ride.  I realized a few weeks ago that my bike cleat on that side was shifted inwards, so I moved it out and then it went away, but after Sunday's long ride it's back and naggy as ever.  Since it didn't show up after my 7+ mile run on Saturday but did show up after my ride, I'm still inclined to think it's related to my bike shoes or cleat placement.  I'd prefer to not spend the rest of my life wrestling with the goddamn compression socks so hopefully later today I'll get it resolved.  In the meantime, I had it Graston'd last night at PT and, well, my PT learned some new curse words and let's just leave it at that.  


2. Speaking of PT, last night was hopefully my final appointment.  I might go back in a few weeks just to check in if anything starts bothering me, but without a lot of fanfare, it's over.  I'm not completely healed, but the last two weeks have brought huge breakthroughs over and over, and only now that I'm on the other side do I realize how bad it really was, and for so long.  From the day in March when everything fell apart until about 2 weeks ago, I was in constant and relatively severe pain, all day, every day.  I got to the point several times where I told the poet that if it didn't start getting better, I wasn't completely sure that I could continue to handle living this way.  I know that chronic pain sufferers go through this and worse, but I now have an unpleasant and all-too-sharp understanding of what that tastes like.  Being injured and being unable to run is one thing, but it stopped being about not able to run when I couldn't stand, or walk, or lay down.  People have been commenting the past week or so about how cheery I am, and while we've had some great changes happen in our lives recently, I think a lot of it is largely due to the fact that I can now go hours and sometimes even days pain-free.  I'm still working on getting and staying strong in the right places, and I might always have minor twinges.  But I've healed to the point where I can look back and realize, I was in hell, I was constantly in the darkness, all that time.  Now I'm on the other side.  


3. And continuing in the "things that make me happy" theme, I'm headed up to NYC this weekend for a fabulous girly weekend of getting completely smashed dressing like whores eating and drinking and squealing and generally being incredibly annoying.  I've managed to arrange my schedule so that the only sweaty thing I'll be doing, other than working the dirty dance floor, is a 6-7 mile run Saturday morning.  Other than that, it's a cupcake-beer-martini-short-skirt-a-palooza and I can't wait to get on the train tomorrow afternoon.  I'd promise a great recap on Monday but I'm going to request a no-pictures-after-9pm rule and it'll probably all be a fabulous redheaded blur anyway.


What are your plans for the weekend?  Do they involve a pole like mine?

28 comments:

  1. Sounds more like Hurrican Katie is visting NYC this weekend rather than Irene. Too bad I am leaving town this weekend for Rochester, otherwise I'd try to join you for that run. Central Park is 6.05 miles around!

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  2. Damn you and your happiness, I have nothing snarky to say about this. Yay for a pain free future!

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  3. It's probably a good thing that Jon is leaving town, no? Also, perhaps more importantly, it makes me really happy that you're pain-free (and happy).

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  4. Oh it sounds like such a good weekend!

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  5. I'm so happy to hear that you've been pain free! :)
    Have a fun NY hurricane weekend!

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  6. baby steps, man -- they add up!

    have fun in nyc, i'll miss you down here while i'm not having a cupcake/beer/martini/short skirt kinda weekend.

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  7. We're off to a wedding. It's not as good as it sounds.

    I'm sure we'll find some way to have fun though.

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  8. Have a wonderful time in NYC! And yikes, I'll bet that Graston hurts....

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  9. getting completely smashed dressing like whores

    hee hee - enjoy!!!!

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  10. I am very happy to hear that you are doing better, but I hope that being upbeat does not translate to less cursing because I enjoy the cursing very much.

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  11. 1. I'm very excited that you're feeling pain free these days!!! Score 10, at long last, for PT!!!

    2. What changes do you speak of and do I know about them? If not I need to. Spill it.

    3. Your description of our impending weekend is far more hilarious than mine. I can't wait! Commence whoreage/drinkage/eatage!!!!!!!

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  12. I won't be dressing like a whore, but that's only because I can't fit into my whore clothes.

    I am super duper excited for this redheaded, blurry weekend. Even if it rains, we'll have fun. Also I'm packing my newest pair of running capris so that I don't horrify strangers with my stench.

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  13. Heyo, PT SUCCESSS! Always a good thing, since you pay them n' all.

    Have fun in NYC!! Can't wait til the Big Apple is just a train ride away again ;)

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  14. Glad to hear you are pain-free and happy! Hope you ladies have a lot of fun in NYC. :)

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  15. You DO know there's a monster hurricane barreling up the east coast, aimed for NYC, right?

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  16. Be good in NYC! I've heard that those Gingers can be a bad influence so don't get caught up in anything too crazy haha

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  17. So nice to hear you healthy and happy. To hell with all those stupid injuries you've dealt with!

    Have a blast in NYC--no place more fun!

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  18. So good to hear that you are feeling better! Have a blast in NYC!!! I am going down to the VA shore this weekend to welcome Irene. Should be interesting for sure. Will at least be fun to spend some time with my brother, SIL, nieces, and parents!!

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  19. I love NYC and the best way to do it is always with best girlfriends. I am overcome with envy. Hope you paint the town red!

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  20. oh but the pictures after 9or 10 are the best (not posted...) but at least you can remember what you did (my girlfriends usually get together the next morning to piece the puzzle together - like the movie Hangover...)

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  21. I'm pretty sure I owe Dr. Paul my first three children. That's how I got him to stop the Graston. And it IS worth it, as I argued to some lady as she watched me writhe and cry. Have fun!

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  22. I had no idea the pain was that bad. I'm very happy for you that it is mostly behind you.
    Have an awesome time in NYC!

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  23. SO so glad you aren't in so much pain anymore! Ugh, no fun.
    Enjoy your weekend of debauchery!

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  24. Have fun in NYC and keep that pain far far away.

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  25. I have no access to a pole. I've got to change that. Have a great weekend!

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  26. Ha! I had my girlfriend getaway (to Ashland, OR) last weekend. I have only posted one picture about it -- and it wasn't the worst/best of the bunch. http://molly-sweeney.com/2011/08/girls-gone-wild/

    Have fun (and don't discount what a workout that pole dancing is)!! :-)

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