i am sad to say i have officially been sidelined by my doctor. no more running allowed for me for at least the next two weeks.. this means no half marathon in January & he told me I shouldn't plan on running the marathon in May :(. I got a shot of cortisone in my hip (wow that hurt..) and an x-ray on my ankle. I have to go back for an MRI this week too. There are a whole host of things he found wrong, none of which suprised me.. but I was suprised to hear him say I shouldn't run the marathon in May. if i follow his orders and give my body time to heal i should be back to running and maybe I'll be able to do a half marathon in may instead of the full? i cried in the office.. i was so excited to do this with lydia and jocelyn. i feel like i'm letting them down. :( :( :( but seriously boys and girls, i've been walking like an old man in need of a hip replacement, its not pretty. i'm pretty depressed about it all. probably have gained a gazillion pounds too. i can swim though.. i always hated swimming, maybe i'll like it now. i can ride a stationary bike in moderation but no spinning class. there are a few exercises he prescribed me to do in moderation too. but i pretty much have to focus on getting better now. and i hope all of this fancy medical stuff doesn't cost me an arm and a leg.. that would be really. really bad timing.
so yeah, i'm bummed out big time. i'm not even allowed to walk any long distances! :( on the up side, i'm going to focus more on my photography and getting involved in some volunteer projects in the ny/nj area. seems like some things are already coming together, which would be great great news.