Wednesday, July 9, 2014

This Princess wears Running Shoes!

Today was a pretty big milestone for me. I officially signed up for the 2015 Disney Princess Glass Slipper Challenge. This will be the first event I will participate in since I broke my foot. So, what is the Glass Slipper Challenge you ask?





Well, it is 2 races, in 2 days and you get 3 medals! You know how I LOVE my medals! Here's how it breaks down:

On Saturday, February 21, 2015 I will be partaking in the first race of the weekend. The Disney Enchanted  10k which is 6.2 miles through Epcot.  (1 medal)





On Sunday, February 22, 2015 I will set out for race number 2. The Disney Princess Half Marathon. 13.1 miles starting at Epcot, out to Magic Kingdom and then back up to Epcot.


Upon completion I will receive the medal for the Half marathon and then a special "Glass Slipper Medal" for completing both races!

I love me some medal bling!!! This also sets me up to become another Coast to Coast member. Since unfortunately I was unable to compete in California's Dumbo Dare, I will be able to participate in 2015. I will fill my requirement of doing one race in Orlando (Princess half) and one in California (Dumbo Dare) and become a Coast to Coast member yet again!






I'm pretty excited to be able to get back out there. It's been a LONG journey getting back to good again after this break. I never thought it would take so long to heal. Once the cast came off on April 21st, I spent the next 6 weeks in a walking boot. It wasn't NEARLY as bad as the cast, but it wasn't that  fun having to take it off and put it on everything I got out of the car after driving somewhere.  Once the walking boot was off, I was placed in Orthopedic insoles which I'm still in today. I am wearing a pair of old running shoes, which stinks because I'm a total flip flop girl (It's FLORIDA after all) but I was also able to find a cute pair of orthopedic flip flops (read: NOT OLD LADY LOOKING) that have worked well also. There are days when I'm in a LOT of pain and am icing at the end of the night, then there are days (like the last few) where I have been walking totally fine.  The doctor said there will be pain and days like this, but he also gave me the green light to start running again! I see him again in a few weeks, and hope to start training in August.  Let the games begin :)


Friday, May 9, 2014

Stylin'

Some new additions to the car...


Freedom feels like .. getting a cast off!!!!


How dare I keep you guys in suspense over my last post! I have to tell you, a LOT has gone on. A LOT!

First, let's start with the bad.  Unfortunately, on April 16th, I was let I from my job. It was pretty stunning and sad. I'm still coping with it, but change is good! I have some things in the works, so I will come out on top.

Now on to the good!! Yes, my cast came off!! SO SO thrilled!!! It's been a few weeks now and Monday I will have what is hopefully my last doctor appointment!

Here's how.. It went down!!
  
           I brought donuts for the doc!!

Now on to the good stuff.. Here we go!

( I have a video that I will upload separately!)

                       Almost free!



Ta-Da!!! Gross right?! Look at that hair!! And that rash!! So for 5 weeks, I took pristine care of the cast and unfortunately with 3 days to go, I thought "hey why don't you try standing in the shower" and of course it didn't go as planned. It got wet, which lead to my beautiful rash! But regardless, I was now free! The leg could now feel water, and air, and be shaved!! Thrilling!!


Here's the latest X Ray! Doc says it looks good!!



And here are the good peeps that have taken such good care of me!!

So after the cast came off, I got "Das Boot" for 3 weeks!!



It's been a breeze compared to the cast! I take it off to drive and it's just been so exciting! It's made me a little uneven, the boot adds about 2 inches but it does it's job! 

So things are good! The foot feels better each day.  Every morning I wake up and realize I took a few more steps easier than I did the day before. Pretty soon I'll be back to running, which I can't wait!

And yes, I kept a souvenir!!


Monday, April 21, 2014

T-minus 1 hour

#castoff #footfailure #colorcoordinated



                                        

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Don't Mess with My Tutu!

Another fantastic virtual run to check out! Proceeds benefit the "Girls on the Run" organization!





Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Crutches to Bare

Since I've unfortunately had to experience life on crutches for the first time in my life, I remembered back to this photo I took during the 2012 Nike Woman's San Francisco Half Marathon. I was in awe of this woman then, and now I am even more astonished. I remember her saying she was going to get as far as she could and that unfortunately this had happened fairly recently. Now knowing how incredibly difficult and uncomfortable crutches are this woman has crossed my kind more than once. Bravo to her!!

                                   



A Full 30 Days of Foot Failure

It's been four weeks with a cast on my right foot. March 8th I took my fateful (more like ridiculous) stumble. In the beginning I had no idea how I'd get through 6-8 weeks however I have to say the last few have gone by quickly. There's been some boredom as I've been in medical leave, but the good news is the bones are healing and we are moving forward.

Here is my latest X-ray...

                          

And here are the three of them side by side... 3/10, 3/24 and yesterday April 7.


                          

Thankfully the bone that had moved ( the second metatarsal) between the first and second visit, is healing. It's not healing the best it can, however it is healing well. The third bone is healing perfectly.

Now on to the rest....

                                       

I again was accosted by the power tool saw to remove the red cast! Cynthia unfortunately did not have as gentle a touch as my last nurse (still love you girl!) but she did explain that the blade doesn't actually rotate it just vibrates so it's pretty safe.




                                         
                    
                                    
       


And of course, once the second cast I've ever had was removed, my leg was looking oh so sexy!

                                    
  
                                   


My doctor (what up doc) mentioned last checkup that possibly during this visit we would be able to outfit me in a boot. Super excited about that possibility. However 2 more weeks in a new purple cast .....

                                 


Then I will have foot freedom!!! I will be able to shave my right leg and paint my right toes.. I will even be able to drive!!! Super excited to return to normal life!