Friday, December 12, 2008


I'm still here. But life is crazy busy. Tonight is Tucker's 13th birthday party. Last night was Tim's work Christmas party. The party was tough as I'm still tired after the marathon. Believe it or not, this comes as a surprise to me. I expected the training to be tough. I expected the race to be tough. But I thought I'd be back to running a day or two after the marathon. The good news is that my underarm chafing has subsided to the point where I can now wear deodorant (thank goodness!) and wear regular shirts instead of tank tops. Lower body is still sore, but this gets better every day.

In a surprising unwelcome development, an old snowboarding injury has come back to haunt me. Maybe 4 years ago I caught an edge while learning to snowboard and fractured my tailbone. It took 6 months for the pain to go away. Now the pain is back. And I know the only thing I can do is to let it subside on its own.

Today I have 4 clients which is a great thing, as I love what I do, and a tough thing, as I need to plan 4 workouts. Guess I'd better get crackin', huh?


tfh said...

Happy birthday to Tucker! Hope your legs and tailbone start feeling better.

Kim said...

Recovering from your first marathon (or any) takes time. Your body needs time to rest. It's very normal for your body to be tired. Just give it a little more time.

Have a great weekend!

Brit-Man said...

That's a tough thing to go through. The only thing I can suggest is, that having Coccyx pain, you might have to take Anti-inflammatories.

The other problem is you can't potentially workout at all, because it's right at point where most forms of Leg exercises could aggrevate it, and so could upper body stuff.

That's harsh and I really hope it sorts itself out soon.

GOOD LUCK and best wishes :-) :-).


Colette said...

Happy Birthday Tucker!!

Looks like you need to take the holiday season and just pamper yourself...oh darn ;)

Hope you feel better soon and survive the party.

leslie said...

tfh -- Thanks for the Tucker bday wishes, and yes, legs and tailbone are moving in the right direction!

leslie said...

Kim -- you are absolutely right, but I think my problem is that I want to be a super hero (or maybe Dean-anna Karnazes?).

leslie said...

Matt -- You're right -- there's very little that doesn't aggravate my tailbone. But I'm takiing anti-inflams and trying to be sane in my workouts, and it is getting better each day!

leslie said...

Colette -- You KNOW I can't just take weeks off for pampering -- I even set a timer when I sit down to read! Tucker's bday was a lot of fun. Now it's time to focus on Christmas, which is in NINE DAYS!!!