So it looks like I’m ending 2010 as I started it–injured. I’m getting an MRI done tonight because my orthopedist thinks that nagging pain in my right leg is an ischial tuberosity stress fracture. Nice. I guess that would explain how utterly f-ed up my leg was after the marathon and why a few weeks of rest didn’t help. He told me it takes THREE MONTHS to heal from one of those, but the marathon was two months ago, and while I wasn’t completely resting, I think I’m on my way. Mostly I’ll be relieved to finally know that something is wrong, that I haven’t just been feeling stupidly sore for nothing.
I’ll keep you posted on the injury status, but for now, here’s my year in pictures, an idea I ripped off from my bloggy twin, the other Liz.
Started the year in California! Ran part of the Carlsbad Half Marathon, because I was just getting over a strained calf.
In February, we got a ridiculous amount of snow. I went out to return a library book and win some socks from Pacers.
And I hit the bloggy big time by proclaiming my love for this ad.
(My new goal is to be healthy and ready to run this again this year!)
In March we had a lovely CAR dinner the night before the worst race of my life. (Not connected.)
In April I did some hiking (and packed on some pounds).
And I found the other love of my life (after Wes and running).
Oh, and don't forget the relay. April was a busy month.
In May I turned another year older, learned how to open water swim, and got serious about training again.
In June I met Mason Jennings! (That's not me in the picture.)
And I did my first triathlon. Without drowning!
In July I started taking ice baths. Brrrrrrrrrrr. I topped out at 40 pounds per bath.
In August I went to Oregon! Here are some pics I never posted...
Portland is the city of bridges.
In Seattle, I spied Kara Goucher across the street from my hotel!
Apparently I did nothing in September, but in October I went on some gorgeous runs in southern Virginia and North Carolina.
And I barely finished a marathon...possibly with a broken hip!
In November, I went to watch the NYC marathon and ran some of the course...but I don't have any pictures of that. In December, I came to terms with my new sport 😉
Happy New Year!