Friday, October 10, 2008

TNT Update

Well, here it is Friday and it has been a week since my last run!! I have an injured Achilles tendon that has given me a major set back in my marathon training. Very discouraging.... I am thankful for a good friend who is a Podiatrist who is walking through this injury with me and assuring me I WILL cross the finish line. Our Team in Training coach has been great as well and re-written my training plan to ease me back into training next week with the goal also being to cross the finish line. Steve is very motivated for me to heal and cross the finish line on my own because the only other option is for him to carry me which isn't too appealing :-)!! It is feeling better each day, and I am hopeful next week will once again see me hitting the trails!

Even as I have gone through the minor pain of this injury, I have been reminded of the pain that those with Leukemia go through as they endure chemotherapy and all that goes along with that. I have been rereading the Caring Bridge journal that Lindsay's mom kept during her 3 month battle with AML (acute myelogenous leukemia) and it brings tears to my eyes as I read about the pain and the suffering that sweet girl endured. I can remember when the chemo she was on caused extreme blistering on her feet. My achilles injury pales in comparison to all Lindsay went through. It is my hope and prayer that the money we raise doing our marathon will help in the race to find a cure and wipe out leukemia!

In other sad news, our dear friends Renae and Mike had to make the difficult decision to have their sweet Sadie put to sleep on Monday. Sadie is Sumo's litter mate and good friend! Sumo was the first born, Sadie was the last born. They had many good times together when our families got together camping or at the cabin. She had a wonderful life and helped Nae and Mike raise 3 wonderful kids. Good dog, Sadie. Rest in peace.





Until Next Time......

7 comments:

She Knits Socks said...

My heart goes out to Renae and Mike. I've been in that position before. Please pass on my condolences.

rohanknitter said...

Sorry to hear about your injury!! I hope the healing is speedy!

monica said...

Hope you heal quickly. ice and heat, ice and heat.

Aww Sadie was such a cutie. I am sure she will missed terribly

Kristi said...

I'm sorry to hear of your injury. I hope you have a speedy recovery and can cross the finish line. Take care! Sorry to hear about Sumo's sister.

Jean said...

Loosing a pet is so heart breaking, a great loss. MSM will help your injury to heal faster and reduce the scar tissue. A product called MSMGOLD at Natural Wellness Center even reduces the inflammation and really speeds healing (I have used if after surgeries as well as injuries, and so have olmpic atheles - no perscription). I plan to give it to my dogs as they get older so they won't have any arthritis problems.

A :-) said...

Sorry to hear of your injury - I know that's so disheartening when you've been training so carefully. I hope you will heal well and soon.

Shelley said...

Hope your injury heals quickly! Sorry to hear about your friend's dog.