A few weeks ago I got myself a nice Christmas present: a boot. What a shitty Christmas present!
After getting into the Boston Marathon, I decided I better see a doctor about my mystery injury so I could be sure I'd be able to run the marathon without needing an amputation after.
Turns out I have a coalition -- aka a couple bones in my foot are fused together. Fun! Not what I expected at all, but sometimes that happens. Gotta roll with it I guess.
The end of this year really did still really throw a wrench in my plans, but life goes on...so...Happy New Year! Let's set some goals :)
Holy fucking shit.
There are the swear words right off the bat. Whoops. But I fucking got a bib to the Boston Marathon!
I'm so excited, freaking out, and so so nervous. I mean I did just post about mystery injuries and my legs and feet aren't fully functioning at the moment. And I'm still finishing up my fundraising for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, but how the hell can you say no to the Boston Marathon?! You can't. You just can't.
A Thanksgiving race is a must!
Last year was my first year running a Thanksgiving race and after repeating that for a second year, I plan to run every Turkey Day. (Or non-turkey day if you're me.)
This was my first time at the Fisher Cat's Thanksgiving 5K. I actually planned to run a different race up until about a week before, but when I realized running this 5K would get my milage high enough to complete the Millennium Running Series and earn a jacket...decision made.
Welp. My legs/feet are failing me in a new way right now. I'm used to my left leg/foot/Achilles/knee giving me problems. But my right leg just really wanted to play! So here I am with a new mystery injury.
No one wanted you to join this party, right side of me.
I know I'm not alone in the severe denial, frustration, and illogical reactions that come along with an injury.
To help you all make it through, here are my top tips on how to deal with your new mystery injury:
Follow these tips. Or don't. Probably don't.
One week ago I ran a marathon.
It was hard, but it was awesome!
I'm glad that I wrote some thoughts down the day after the race because, honestly, I've forgotten most of the details already. I'd compare it to my wedding - a memorable moment that I don't remember any of.
Hi, I'm Jessie!
I live in NH with my husband and our pup. My favorite things are coaching Girls on the Run, eating good food that I didn't have to cook, helping other people work on their health, volunteering for and running races, watching tv, doing yoga, and spending too much time on social media. #Balance