Well, worst case scenario came to fruition unfortunately. My ACL is torn and I will need surgery. I won’t be up and running for about 4 – 6 months after surgery. I have an MRI scheduled for next week to see how my meniscus is doing. If it is torn (which he kind of thinks it may be) then it will be more on the 6 month end of things. SO that means no more racing this year probably. I am hoping I will be able to transfer my registrations for the Northface and Marine Corps. The one upside of this little “bump” in the road is that I’m about to have the best abs and upper body in the DC metro area. I will go NUTS if I can’t do anything physical and taking running away from me is terrifying. SO I will be making nice with lots of free weights, from the sitting position obviously, and weight machines. Heck I may even work out my left leg too! But it appears that my goals this year are taking a DRASTIC change. Running is out the window and weight training and super healthy cooking is back in. Seeing as I won’t be burning thousands of calories running any more I probably need to cut back just a wee bit on my food intake.
After getting all teary in the doctors office I got on the phone and scheduled the MRI so I could get the ball rolling. Then I went to Chipotle and had a pity salad. It was delicious for the record. I decided to take the rest of the day off and go home because I was afraid of spontaneous crying.
On a happier note – Some really great news is that I have some amazing friends who have been checking on me and a wonderful boyfriend who is going above and beyond to make sure I am happy. Also I got some awesome news that Britta is going to be joining me and Brittany (and Sarah but she is not a blogger) in Seattle!! I’m so excited!
So while this sucks it is not the end of me and definitely not the end of this blog. I may not be running for a while but I will keep active and be cooking. Oh and sleeping in on the weekends : )
Q: Have you ever had to give up something you loved?
Q: What is the worst sports injury you have ever sustained?