Wednesday, November 19, 2008

All Clear!

Behold my beautiful, stress fracture free leg! The MRI came back negative, this is the x-ray. I've been doing everything on the elliptical for the past 2 1/2 weeks and am pain free! Hopefully all that shooting-I-cant-walk-oh-no!-pain, was just some serious shin splints acting up after my 20-miler! 

Got my bib number 7759! My dad and I haven't decided if he'll do the 1st 1/2 with me or the 2nd? If he does the 1st he is an "official finisher" He's a little nervous about standing around in the cold for so long. Definitely need to figure out what I'm wearing. The weather keeps changing (and I keep checking like a mad-woman!) Definitely spandex! lots of spandex! So.... lots of sleep, I worked my last night shift last night and should have time to equalize, lots of water, lots of good food and a short run tomorrow and Friday! I'm starting to build up a lot of nervous excitement!


Laurel said...

Kristen! I knew I was forgetting someone! Darn it!

I'm so glad your legs are ok!

Good luck to you and your father. Maybe he can run the first half with you, finish and then walk out to Kelly Drive to cheer you on the rest of the way. He can always jump in and run a few miles with you if he wants.

As far as staying warm, I would suggest going to Target (or anywhere) and buying a cheap long-sleeved shirt or sweashirt (we usually get like $6-10 ones) to wear while you are standing around and waiting since you will have checked your bags and not have a jacket. Then, after a mile or two when you are warmed up, you can peel it off and just leave it on the side of the road. Most races collect the old shirts and donate them to shelters.

Hope that helps! Good luck!

Denise said...

Based on what I hear, you'll want any support/motivation you can get for the second half. Maybe save your dad for then??

Denise said...

And good luck!! I'm so excited! Can't wait for it to get here!

Julia said...

Good luck!!!! I'm sure you'll do great!! I'll be working like crazy on a take home exam :(

lilrunner N.D. said...

GOOD LUCK! Yay - your dad is going to run with you - how cool is that!!! That's great! first marathons are so exciting and fun!! My husband is a big ND fan. :)