A blog about Trace and her races.

What the heck is it?

I am not gonna lie. I am so frustrated. I am in soooo much pain.  Something happened to me, don’t know when, don’t know how.  Seems like I might have a slipped disc or an issue with my sciatic. Not sure if that is good news compared to thinking I had some problem with my butt.  Whatever it is, it is one of the most painful things I have experienced!  Thankfully, I am started to feel better today – still in a lot of pain but walking with less of a limp.

Following the race on Sunday, I went back to the doctor (chiro) on Tuesday for some more adjustments and a lot of prodding to figure out where and the heck I really hurt. Oddly enough, I can’t quite pinpoint it.  We did some pretty intensive Active Release treatment, Class-4 Laser and Ultrasound and that left me quite exhausted.  The only real information I left with was to rest for a week.

In speaking to my coach I told her what was going on in my mind. For the most part, and in truth, I am ready to deal with the fact that I might or might not run Boston. Do I really, really care? No, not really.  I want this sub-3 and if Boston will delay that then I’d rather wait.  Our hopes are high, I am resting/recovering, trying not to eat the whole refrigerator and enjoy some long deserved time off.  More than anything I am frustrated. For one, I listened, learned and was patient and yet this had to happen right around showtime.  Right now I am not talking Boston, I am going no matter what, but I don’t want to talk about it too much and consume my mind with what-ifs.  Deep down though, I want it.

Anyway, enough about running. It is definitely not my life (although it does make it a little funner)! 😉

So, I moved about a month ago to a new place and I haven’t really had time to settle into my new space. Yesterday I unpacked one of the last two boxes and I started thinking about my next project. I simply cannot not do anything, I have to keep busy and I have to have a plan or I will go crazy. Something to work on I know…  This past weekend I told my boyfriend that I wanted to refresh my Spanish speaking skills. I have a lot of friends that speak a lot of Spanish and I think it would be nice to converse with them in a language that I love and lost while studying Hebrew.  Now when I speak Spanish, I accidentally say certain things in Hebrew – all in the same sentence!  My friends are probably thinking, “That is not Spanish, what the heck is she saying!”  I don’t bother to mention it is another language…I probably should so they won’t think my Spanish is super horrible. HAHA. I am not fluent in Hebrew though – I know about 500-700 Hebrew words and phrases and my accent is pretty incredible.  One day I hope to know several languages, I find them so interesting. Anyway, I look forward to this – it’s also an excuse to bust out my note cards, markers, pens, and notebooks. I love all that stuff.

Besides that, I am going to continue to work on the running group logo/website and of course some sort of craft project.  I will keep you posted…I KNOW you are so interested in that. JK

Tuesday's surprise at Trader Joe's -- KUMQUATS! Yummmmm

Strawberries the size of my (man)hands! Score!

Not exactly Fun Dip and not too fun but this Israeli brand was way cute. Someone brought this to my office today in hopes to cheer me up.

7 responses

  1. Ty

    You have some time. Hoping you get a handle on the pain/injury. Mojo your way.

    March 24, 2011 at 9:53 pm

  2. Suzanne

    I think that keeping busy with fun projects is a must!! The body will heal, and I hope it does to allow you to reach your immediate goals! If it doesn’t , I know your positive attitude will carry you through it! Fun Dip is seriously one of my favorite candies!! lol Hang in there!!!

    March 25, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    • Thanks Suzanne!

      March 28, 2011 at 8:52 am

  3. Y

    I think you would greatly enjoy the national bestseller “Born to Run”. Might help explain why we runners are so frequently injured despite all the advanced technological shoes and gear.

    March 26, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    • I hear a lot about that book. I watched the lecture given by the author and was really impressed. Thanks for the tip! Trace

      March 28, 2011 at 8:52 am

  4. Trace,

    So sorry that the LA Marathon was such a bad experience for you. More importantly I hope you get fully recovered soon so that you can go out and run Boston!

    March 26, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    • Thanks Eddie. Super happy to hear about your Passadena comeback! You sure picked a course! Good luck with that man, don’t forget you are still the fastest local Ninja!

      March 28, 2011 at 8:49 am

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