Das boot

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Just when you think things can’t get worse… they do. I am a walking limping example of Murphy’s Law. Things were progressing well with my ankle. The swelling was down, the lump of scar tissue/fluid was barely there. Then, as I was walking to the car Sunday afternoon, my ankle gave out on me and […]

An update.

About three weeks ago (after finally being cleared to workout), my ankle started getting worse, instead of better. It was swollen. It hurt like hell. And there was a weird lump. Turns out, I tore a muscle on the inside of my ankle, just above the joint. (Chances are, this tear happened back in July/August […]

Baby Steps

New swimsuit, goggles and swim cap (August 2012)

I can begin walking today. The rules: nothing more than a half mile or so. SLOWLY. Must be flat. Short strides. Today after work I took li’l Miss Beep for a short walk around our apartment complex (there are like a bajillion buildings and it’s fairly flat). I guess this is what baby steps are […]

Race Report: Dances With Dirt – Devil’s Lake

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” I realize that my participation in this event entails the risk of injury or even death.” Perhaps, just perhaps, I should have paid closer attention to the Dances with Dirt waiver. “I realize that the course for the (DWD) presents a number of potential dangers to me and I hereby assume the risk arising […]

Trying to stay positive in a sea of setbacks

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Knee. Ankle. Knee. Foot. Ankle. Foot. Shoulder. Foot. Knee. Foot. Foot. Rib. Foot. I have had so many setbacks in my training and journey to health. It seems like each time I take one step forward, something sets me two steps back. I have worked hard to not let this affect me but, to be […]

Race Report: Starting (and finishing) my first half marathon

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“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” – John Bingham It started out like any normal Sunday. Well, any normal Sunday where you get up at 4 a.m. to get ready and catch a bus at 5 a.m. to your first half marathon. You know, the […]