It’s been a minute, I know!
Yes I haven’t posted since February. No I don’t have any good reason for my absence. Or at least nothing dramatic.
The short version: Life got busy.
Long version: The injury I was flirting with before the NJ Half turned scary in March. My leg started giving out on me in double digit runs in the weeks before the race. I got up to 10 or 11 miles in training but they were junk miles, and frankly, having my leg give out on me because of electric shock numbness? Figuring that out was more important than a medal. So rather than risk further injury, I dropped out and have seen two orthopedists and have been going to physical therapy for all these issues basically two times a week since May.
My issues turned out to be a combination of Achilles tendinitis and a nerve problem that we still haven’t gotten to the bottom of, but I’m living with it and running with it. I still feel numbness and tingling when I turn my foot in a certain way or overextend it while walking. This is just something I have to get used to (according to both orthos). While I’m not running the distances or times I used to, I’m still running.
And I’m feeling much stronger now thanks to the work I’ve been doing with my physical therapist Dean at Twin Boro Physical Therapy. No, seriously, Dean is like, invited to my Christmas Eve party from here on out because he’s been so incredible for me. He’s a runner and gets the neuroses that come with that title. He went on vacation and I was despondent. We share Netflix recommendations and trade our favorite Bill Burr comedy bits while he works on me, and he’s learning how to ride a scooter now that he and his girlfriend have purchased one together.
But I digress.
OH I also took the European vacation of a lifetime with my husband to Jersey and the UK.
It has been a long time and a lot of other stuff has happened, all of which I promise I’ll write about soon. But I just figured now that we have a new, more powerful wireless router that reaches into my back office and makes it easier for me to write, I may as well send out a quick carrier pigeon here to let ya’ll know that I’m not dead.
I may have had to reset my wordpress password because it’s been that damn long, but I’M BACK BABY!
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Hey Jess! Check out https://www.correcttoes.com/.
I was having foot issues myself, and these things plus some Altra running shoes have solved my problems. It was good to hear from you again! Keep writing and smiling. Love to hear what you have to say.
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Welcome back. I have certainly missed your posts. Hope to see more of you sooner rather than later.
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