Monday, August 18, 2008

Gait analysis is scheduled for Thursday morning. It should be interesting.

Friday, August 15, 2008

I am...

-eager to start my research.
-not quite ready for school to start again even though I really want to met my new students.
-proud of my children.
-quite proud to be Finnish.
-always surprised when people like me.
-still rather shy.
-pretty comfortable in front of a crowd, however.
-really a BIG fan of iTunes.
-missing physical activity.
-neglecting my homework.
-wondering if I'll ever run more than a 10k ever again.
-realizing my mortality.
-craving carrot cake.
-thinking about buying a uke.
-sick of having my house on the market.
- a book slut.
-writing something every evening and then deleting it.
-drawing daily (almost).
-really good at make a short story long.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Anybody want to buy my house?

Monday, July 21, 2008

Now we're getting somewhere

The Podiatrist was a really nice guy. He started putting pieces together for me. Apparently I have flexible flat feet and something called equinus. In the end, this means orthotics. BUT, he's not just gonna slap some orthotics on my feet and call it good. He's going to wait until I have my video gait analysis done in August and use the pinpoint measurements that they come up with. I also have an unusual body tilt. My right shoulder is higher than my left and it comes forward farther than my left one does. Huh? I always knew I was defective...

Anyway, it's really good to be getting down to the bottom of this things. One other thing, he mentioned that I have really tight ankles, knees, and hips. Why was a Podiatrist checking out my hips? That probably explains the soft music, wine, and the flowers in the examining room...

One other thing. He looked at my shoes. He said they were perfect for me I just need beefed up support from some orthotics

Saturday, July 19, 2008

I'm not a SMALL runner...

See that leg? The one holding my entire body weight? Yeah, um, about an inch up from my sock is where my latest stress fracture is.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Oh yeah...they're gonna do a bone density scan too.

The Doctor says...

I saw the bone doctor yesterday. Actually, I saw the bone doctor's PA. I have an appointment with a podiatrist on Monday and am scheduled for some blood work too. When I'm allowed to, these guys are gonna get me up in front of a video camera and do a gait analysis as well. Then we'll see what's going on with me bio-mechanically. I asked about doing the marathon if I keep my fitness up. He said he couldn't stop me but it might make more sense to get to the bottom of the stress fracture(s) issue before I start running long distances again. He encouraged me to continue riding and to get back in the pool as much as I wanted to.

I often wonder what the value of a blog is if nobody reads it.