Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A Change In Plans

Nothing ever goes as planned.  Right?  This past spring I was feeling great, at the peak of my marathon training, when I received the notification that my application for the Great Cranberry Island Ultra had been accepted.  I had pretty big plans for this Ultra.  It's a BQ'er.  I thought that after Sugarloaf, I'd have time to recuperate then come back stronger to BQ on a super course.  Funny how my heel had other plans in store for me after I jumped off the paddle board.  I had finally wrapped my mind around being able to complete Saturday's 50k with a walk/run, spend a great day with friends and family, feast on a well earned lobster dinner, and camp out on the island that night.  I even wrote the blog post about it, yesterday.

Then, shortly after writing that post, I left to pick my daughter up at daycare.  As we were leaving, I bent over to tie her shoes, and POP!  Then instant pain that brought me to the floor (with tears), and instant swelling of the knee.  Then more pain.  Awesome.

I came home, iced it, took some ibuprofen, and rested.  Hoping it was really just a bad dream.



When I woke up this morning and the knee was still quite swollen and I was feeling discomfort, I knew that my plans for this weekend had changed.

Apparently the running gods are sending me a strong message.  I will not be an Ultra Marathoner this weekend.   


check out that beauty of a swollen knee over here ^


I'm calling it quits at this point.  No GCI for me.  I am bummed.  More than bummed actually.  There were lots of tears today.  I had my little pity party.  Now I just need to focus on getting better.  And I WILL get better.  


I do have an appointment with my primary care in the morning.  I am fairly certain she will not be able to give me any answers and that I will be referred to a specialist.  Which will mean more waiting.  Of course.






22 comments:

  1. Oh no!!!! So sorry to hear this girl. I sure hope it's nothing serious. Hugs.

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear about your knee!! Injuries, especially before a race, are the worst. Hang in there, girl!

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  3. oh my goodness!!! healing thoughts! I am SO sorry...please keep us updated!

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  4. Nooo! That bites! sorry to hear this, I hope it is something that will heal easy and fast. what a bummer. amazing how fast we can be derailed from our running plans isn't it!

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  5. Omg that is just beyond horrible! You poor thing!
    Ugh! I hate this! I'm so mad!
    As you can see I express my fury with fragmented sentences and overuse of punctuation.
    Really though, this seriously sucks and I am SO SO sorry :-(

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  6. Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear this :(
    This really sucks! I hope you heal quickly.

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  7. Sorry, Jen. That stinks. Hope you heal quickly.

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  8. Ye-ouch! That looks painful! So sorry about your ultra this weekend!

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  9. Oh no, I am so sorry. I know this was a painful post for you to write and I know it's hard not to run in this race…..sending virtual hugs and a speedy recovery to you!!!

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  10. Sorry to hear the bad news! I hope it is nothing serious and you are bad at it really soon! Hang in there!

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  11. Oh no!! How disappointing I'm sure! Hang in there! Hopefully you won't have to wait too long for answers!

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  12. Jen! Ouch! Yes your body IS saying rest but it sucks no matter what. I'm thinking of you. All of us have similar stories. WE feel your pain.

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  13. Jen! Ouch! Yes your body IS saying rest but it sucks no matter what. I'm thinking of you. All of us have similar stories. WE feel your pain.

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  14. I'm so sorry! I really hope you recover quickly!

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  15. Oh I am so sorry. That REALLY stinks. Hopefully you'll be better soon and on to bigger and better things.

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  16. Hang in there, Jen....been there (actually, currently there..) and done that. Do what you need to do to come back strong and healthy...those races will still be there for you later.

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  17. Oh my goodness! I'm curious to see what happened and hope that it can be remedied quickly! Eeeek! :(

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  18. Oh no!!! So sorry! Hope you can get some answers quickly.

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  19. Aw man...that's rough. I hope it's something that will heal quickly.

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  20. So sorry Jen:( Very disappointing. I hope it's something that's easy to treat.

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  21. I'm new to your blog, but Jen, I am so sorry to hear about this horrible news. Know you're in my prayers <3 <3

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