Monthly Archive: August 2008

Aug 30

Meet Stockard

The name is sort of a convoluted thing, but it works for my convoluted brain. See, Stockard is a 7.3 FX, so I went to Wikipedia and started looking for noteworthy things that happened in 1973. Turns out that was the year of the Norrmalmstorg robbery, whence came the term “Stockholm syndrome.” The idea of …

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Aug 29

Silly wabbits

If I have one overwhelming “issue” with Sam and Gabe these days, it’s the constant silliness. I can appreciate and enjoy it much of the time, but when we’re at the grocery store, or the library, or in a doctor’s examination room, it just gets to the point where I want to take them by …

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Aug 28

Well, now what?

Not a stress fracture. Won’t know more until my follow-up on Tuesday morning. I didn’t know what I was hoping for, going in, but now I know: I wanted a straight answer about when I’d be able to run again. A stress fracture would have meant about eight weeks off, and I’d have had to …

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Aug 28

Cast as fashion accessory

Everywhere I go: “Oh, what happened?” “Doctor thinks it might be a stress fracture.” “Really? How?” And I get to tell the story, over and over again. I hate the look I see on people’s faces when I mention the running, as though it’s putting a black mark against the activity. I want to protest: …

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Aug 27

Bone Scan day

Eep. I hate injections. 🙁 Took the day off from biking. I’d gotten so used to working out every single day that it’s hard for me to remember that it might have been (probably was?) a contributing factor to the injury, whatever it is. Days off are not the enemy; rest days can actually help …

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Aug 26

The thing about convalescing…

…is that it’s much harder coming from a very physically active lifestyle than from a more sedentary one. Not the healing part, mind you, but psychologically. …is that, in the scenario mentioned, you feel like you’ve surely gained 275,235 pounds within the first few days of being unable to maintain your previous level of activity, …

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Aug 25

Das Boot

So, here’s the deal: the orthopedist (who is not a runner, but who specializes in sports medicine) thought it was a stress fracture from the beginning. I brought up the idea of peroneal tendinitis, and while he agrees it’s a possibility, he doesn’t want to rule out a fracture, either. Here’s something I didn’t know: …

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Aug 25

Completely random and just out of curiosity

What are you having, or did you have, for breakfast today? What are the best packed lunches, in terms of flavor and practicality? (I had a cup of coffee and some homemade oatmeal bread with peanut butter for breakfast. As far as lunches go, I’m stumped, as everything that I know that tastes great is …

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Aug 25

Today is going to be crazy-insane

I’ve got two doctor appointments today: one in the morning as a follow-up to the whole “free air” conundrum, and one with the orthopedist in the afternoon for my foot. In between and around them, we have to: Get Gabe’s preschool forms signed (luckily by the same doctor as this morning’s appointment, so I can …

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Aug 24

Possible bike(s)

Local bike store recommended the Trek 7.2FX WSD, or possibly the 7.3. Supposedly, they’re ideal for bike paths and roads, both of which I do, and they’re a good option for my current level of riding (athletically inclined ( 😯 ) but not a “dedicated biker”). Still looking, but this sounds like a good start, …

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