December 18, 2014

Saturday is the big day. My first post-surgery run...I hope.

It'll be super short. I'm gunning for a quarter of a mile. Lofty goal, I know. I'm optimistic that it will go well because I've been #crosstraining.

I was going to include some pictures in this post, mostly because what's a blog post without pictures? But it's late and I'm lazy. And my blogging mojo is on hiatus. And so fuck it.

You'd think I was busy, but I'm not.

Well, except for the four kids thing and the hour commute each way to their school. And the rowing thing. I'd forgotten how much rowing is my jam. I've not yet returned to Zealot Status...and I hope to not...but it's hard to resist. I just love it so much. The problem with this is two-fold: 1) rowing is not relatable to anyone who reads this blog and 2) everyone in the blogosphere loves following a zealot. Maybe I'll just cave to the draw and train like an asshole to the exclusion of all else in life and pretend like I've got a legit shot at the 2016 Olympic team. That would be some #blogworthy shit. If only I still had that cane...

But I am going to try running on my hip replacement. As someone who strives to maintain a quality blog, I feel it is my duty to do things that are counterintuitive and not exactly in line with my doctor's recommendations. He didn't say "no", so there's room for interpretation. Right?

Have you ever ignored a doctor's recommendation... with regards to running or otherwise?
–see what I did there? one question but utilizing the ENTIRE rainbow!


  1. Good luck with your run. I hope it's everything you've been dreaming of.

  2. Good luck with the run, I hope it goes well. I haven't ignored Dr.'s advice regarding an injury (peroneal [not perineum!] tendonitis), I just listened like a good girl and cried a lot like a psycho runner.


    Ignoring doctors orders is totally my jam. And hey, not dead!!!

    Have fun Saturday and post lots of pictures!!! I will totally eat sketchy powdered donuts in your honor.

  4. Benita said no hills, so that lasted about a week then I just had to run up the mountain... Who should I bump into? her husband!

    Just don't over do it...

  5. I want to hear how it went?
    Rowing sounds cool, though I know nothing about it.

  6. I ignored my doctor with my first ACL surgery and everything went fine! That may have just been luck though :p It was still better than the first doctor I went to who said that I would never run again! What an ass.

    Hope it went well!

  7. I don't trust doctors' recommendations that much, to be honest. I mean, they want to cover their asses so it's a lot easier for them to say "never run again!" when in reality you'd probably be fine after, like, six weeks. But what the hell do I know? I just hate that they never properly diagnose me.

    I relate to rowing in the sense that I know from experience it's THE WORST THING EVER. Well, not the act of rowing so much as rowing culture. Not a fan. But hey, being in a boat is fun!


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