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May 1, 2010

Oh What To Do

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — marathonmaiden @ 13:11

[At the very end of this post is a picture of the actual IV that was in my arm because more than a few people said that they’d be interested.  I personally don’t think it’s really graphic or anything like that but I’m sure that some people will find is too much so I’m giving you fair warning.  Plus I don’t think the quality of the pictures is all that great either soooo it might no even look like anything.]

And no I’m not talking about maybe going out and running.  For once in my life I’m sticking to my guns. Even though it’s the first day of May (how is it May already?!), National Runners Month.

What I really mean is: What to do when it’s 70+* outside and I want to keep wearing that darn jacket?! Haha.  Luckily (?) I’m still feeling a bit nauseous and chilly from my infection and antibiotics so I think I won’t overheat too much 😉

In fact I was feeling so awful yesterday that I SKIPPED my Spanish class on Friday.  Ummm yeah.  I *never* skip classes.  But my head was pounding and I thought I was going to vomit at any given moment.  Dry heavy? Sexy, no? I was even terrified to eat something for fear of actually throwing up (while I doubt anyone like puking the idea sends chills up my spine.

As the day went on I started to feel slightly better.  I was able to go to my last PT session.  I figure that since I haven’t really run at all lately, and my shins were an overuse thing, that I’m done with PT for now.  My therapist did say that she won’t officially discharge me for a few weeks in case something crops up when I do return to running but, like I said, the shin stuff was due to too much running and I won’t be anywhere near that when I do return. And sadly, because of the infection we didn’t do much soft tissue work because of the risk of circulating the infection. Boo.

The rest of my Friday, the start of Spring Weekend, was rather lame.  I ended up laying out in the beautiful weather with friends, writing a cover letter to a job that send me a secondary application (yay!) and kicking back with lots of ginger ale.  So yes, I am a lame-o.  But on the bright side I got a good night of sleep and I feel like I’m catching up on that sleep deprivation that my go-to-the-hospital-every-8-hours schedule created.  Much better use of my time than staying up late at parties, especially since I can’t drink at the moment.

I also got to start watching the show Miami Medical.  SO. GOOD.  Seriously.  It’s like ER but a little sexier.  I am hooked! I love that I can understand a lot of what’s going on medically plus it makes me want to go work in an ER, like, now 🙂  Again I guess my not feeling so hot is good because I don’t think I would have started watching this if I had been feeling better.  I would have been out partying. Oops hahah.

But now it’s Saturday morning and I think I’m feeling a little better.  Like, not better enough to go run around all crazy on campus, but better enough to emerge from my room and and enjoy today’s festivities. Like I mentioned at the beginning of the post it’s a beautiful day so it’ll be fun.  No running, duh, and I hate “wasting” good running weather (especially since it was ideal when I got up) but whatever. Trying to stay positive.

Also, thanks again for all your “Get betters” and other caring words! Especially to TMart who told me to keep blogging even if I wasn’t running. But since this is a running blog I’m…well not at a loss of words seeing how this post is still lengthy but rather at a loss of topics.  Anything that you guys want me to write about? I feel so lost with topics without my running!

I am putting together an April recap to keep some type of running related stuff here 😛  Granted April wasn’t exactly the model month for running. I’ve looked over a rough estimate of my miles and they took a total nosedive because of the combo of my shins being so painful at the beginning of the month, to tapering, to this infection.  Oh well, I’ll try to completely that soon. But right now I need to get back outside in the SUN!

Hope you guys are having a fabulous weekend and check out the giveaways from ErikaH, Kim, Tricia

As promised:


  1. Hey my beautiful friend!!
    Happy May Day! Hehe you and your jacket!! I hope by june you are ready to hang that baby up for a little while! 🙂 maybe keep your closet door open so you can keep an eye on it! 😉
    Laying out in the sun is NOT lame! Haha, especially when you are recovering…which I’m so sorry to hear about, boo sick vomit feelings!
    LOVE IV-pics, since I run around shoving needles in beautiful veins all day!
    I’m sending you feel good vibes! 🙂
    I heart you chica!

    Comment by lizzyj1305 — May 1, 2010 @ 14:42

  2. Happy May! I think you can still wear your jacket haha, I would : ) I feel like I have nothing to write about right now either, so I have no advice for you there haha

    Comment by BostonRunner — May 1, 2010 @ 14:54

  3. Dud you only get the jacket? No tech t-shirts?? You need to be rocking Boston gear well into the fall.

    Comment by a marathoner — May 1, 2010 @ 14:59

    • I would have LOVED to buy more gear but that would require $$ and I had already spent too much on the jacket! I did get a tech shirt as the race shirt and I’ll definitely be rocking that sucker when the weather cools down

      Comment by marathonmaiden — May 2, 2010 @ 22:05

  4. Enjoy the celebration! I hope you start to feel a little better…

    That IV looks sassy… lol

    Comment by Amy @ Second City Randomness — May 1, 2010 @ 15:06

    • Haha. I told my friends that is was all sexy to have that IV in 😉

      Comment by marathonmaiden — May 2, 2010 @ 22:06

  5. Eek! I hope you start to feel better…but until then, enjoythe fact that you can still comfortably rock out the Boston jacket in May! 😉

    Comment by pen (pen at peace) — May 1, 2010 @ 19:12

  6. Thanks for the shoutout and for the IV pic- sexy!

    As far as the ‘what to talk about’ thing- just follow my lead and ramble about stupid stuff that no one cares about….jk jk. But really, you said that you were going to do an April recap which would be awesome. But also, maybe you could give your thoughts about your training cycle overall. I know that you learned alot. Perhaps you could talk about what you did right and what you would change for next time. I would be interested to hear your thoughts after completing such an amazing/hard-core/impressive training plan. You could also do a fueling post too, which I think you mentioned you might do? Or maybe you did and I missed it? No probably not, cuz I stalk your blog pretty good. 😉

    Ok, I’m done rambling. Hope you are feeling rested/better this evening. I will keep sending you heeling vibes, and you keep sending me your hardcoreness! 🙂

    Comment by tmart — May 1, 2010 @ 20:15

    • Great ideas! Now all I need is time to sit down and write them haha! 🙂

      Comment by marathonmaiden — May 2, 2010 @ 22:07

  7. I hope you feel better, girl!! ❤

    Comment by Jess — May 1, 2010 @ 21:32

  8. Rough week for you! You should def keep blogging. I want to hear about graduation and your plans for after. 🙂

    Comment by Jess — May 1, 2010 @ 21:38

    • I’m not sure I’m ready for a graduation/post grad blog post yet. Too scary to think about! haha. All in good time though I guess, I’ll definitely post something when I know what I’ll be doing!

      Comment by marathonmaiden — May 2, 2010 @ 22:08

  9. I’m with Tmart, carry on blogging! I’ve not really got any suggestions for content though, just general life stuff… Hope you’re feeling better soon, and can’t believe it was the same hot nurse haha 😉

    Comment by Laura — May 2, 2010 @ 06:25

    • I know about the hot nurse! And he totally remembered me. No joke haha. Again, too bad I’ll only see him if I show up in the ER

      Comment by marathonmaiden — May 2, 2010 @ 22:08

  10. Love the picture!! Not gross at all 🙂

    Comment by Heather @ Side of Sneakers — May 2, 2010 @ 09:35

  11. Again, hope things continue to heal. And I don’t mind your train of thought posts…sometimes those are the most fun.

    Comment by sarah — May 2, 2010 @ 11:14

  12. Sorry that things have been like this for you lately. Hopefully you have healed a bit over this weekend. Totally stinks to not be running and I know the feeling because when I stopped running for 3 months I really didn’t know what to blog about but you could always just try some daily life stuff…idk. Only a few more days till Graduation right? Aren’t you excited!!

    Comment by J — May 2, 2010 @ 14:03

    • Yeah graduation is 3 weeks from yesterday (May 22nd) Eeeeek! I don’t want to think about it haha!

      Comment by marathonmaiden — May 2, 2010 @ 22:09

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