Thursday, September 20, 2012

Peace of Mind for 365 more days

Today I got the results of my latest scan and I am happy to report that my tumor did not grow.  I asked the good Doc to say it was gone...he said I was "demanding"...

It is still there but It is the same size.  I can deal with that.  That is good news.  I do this again in one year.   I thank you all for your kind comments for me and for my buddy Mark who is fighting a REAL war.  I got an email from him yesterday and he is in good spirit but he said this was hard. When stuff like this happens and life decides to puts bumps in the road for my family or my friends back home, I feel so so far away.  I am almost always homesick and situations like this ones are hard to deal with.  I feel like I am not helping and I would want to help of course.

 Running:

So I got Long Beach Half Marathon coming up.  16 days,  I am a little worried.  I did a 9 miler on Sunday.  It was not pain free.  It was not easy.  This was the longest run I have had since June.  I covered more miles during Hood to Coast but not in one single run.  My breathing was good and other than my groin my legs were OK.  It is so frustrating.  Sunday I have 10 miles on the schedule.  I hope it will go OK.  The pain comes if I go faster and if I don't keep the steps short.

This week I did two 5 miles run and one 3 miler.  It went OK.  Today was the better one of the 3 so I am happy with that.   I think running 3 days in a row for now is the limit...on the 4th day I need to rest the groin.  Last week I rested 2 days before my 9 miles run and it did not change anything...I was not feeling better so this week I am not doing that.  I am hoping it will not be too hot.  I have struggled lately because of the heat.  This morning I had the chills and it was in the 90s ...not good.

I have been using my Tiger Tail every morning and before going to bed also.  It helps a lot.
Maggie has made some attempts of stealing it....


For Long Beach I will do the best I can THAT day.  Last year, that race was a disaster, I ended up admitted to the cardiac unit after the race.  The goal is to go home after the race this year!   I am going for my 2nd Beach Cities Challenge and LB is the first race for me. 
I know what I don't want to do:  End up in the hospital and make my injury worst.
I want to run even splits...not fall apart.
I think that the next 2 long runs will show what I am ready to do come race day.  I am planning on doing 10 miles Sunday and another 10 the following Sunday.

I have stopped going to the PT.  I decided to continue at home for now.  The only difference is that I am not getting the massages.  I bought a fitness ball and I have the straps so no excuses.

Last Day to enter my GIVEAWAY!  Go here if you have not entered yet!

I have been thinking of starting a small in home business...not sure how to do that exactly..but several friends have advised me to give it a shut so I think I will do it.  More on that soon. 
It will have to do with things like that....


13 comments:

Michelle Dragoo said...

You are truly an inspiration to me. My prayers and thoughts are with you always, and I just signed up for the giveaway! xoxo

Elle said...

Glad you are happy with the results of your scan. I wish you continued good success with your training, too.

Boston Bound Brunette said...

Great news!! I am glad to hear that you got a clean bill of health! I hope you are feeling better for Long Beach. Injuries are horrible and just don't go away until we completely rest and let our bodies heal!

Black Knight said...

You are an inspiration. My thoughts are with you. I won the cancer and the past injures, you are doing the same.
Take care and take the runs easy.

Lauren said...

So happy to hear that you got good news from the doctor! Your attitude, as always, is so inspirational!

I hope these next couple long training runs before the Long Beach Half go well. Injuries are so frustrating, but it sounds like you're being smart. Just take it one run at a time. Good luck!

Cathryn said...

SUCH great news from the doctor. Fantastic!!!

{lifeasa}RunningMom said...

I am so happy for your good news! You are amazing!

dreambigrunner.com said...

I'm so glad the results are good! Yeah! I know what you mean to be so far away from home, especially during difficult times. But you can be a good friend even when you are far away. What matters is your friends know you care, phone and email helps. I know it's not like giving a hug, but anything helps!

lindsay said...

i am so glad the results came back favorable! lol that you are "demanding". c'mon doc, that's not too much to ask for now is it?! :)

thoughts and prayers to your friend. can't imagine.

Denise said...

I'm glad to hear that your results were on the positive side.

My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in June and we've got quite the fight ahead of us. I'm thankful that
I am so close to home so I can be there for her. We've been through many scares before and she even had melanoma last year but this is our new reality.

Elizabeth said...

ooh, if your business is building other people scrapbooks-that is awesome! :) hope the run went well today-it seemed by your picture that you just posted that it did. and i’m so glad your news was good!

Colleen said...

Great new Caroline!!! :)

Tricia said...

Fantastic news.