Thursday, April 10, 2008

breaking the silence

i used to have long hair, and now i don't.
i'm okay with this.

i used to love running and training for races, and now i can't.
(maybe forever).
i'm not so okay with this.

so much change. so little time.

i'm trying not to let my MRI result* (and uncertain prognosis) ruin my vacation. i have still been sleeping up a storm and eating good food and seeing family and RELAXING. but i'm still kind of sad.

* torn/partially detached labrum in the right hip joint. the labrum is apparently some piece of cartilage that they don't teach you about in med school (or maybe i just forgot). anyway, it can tear and cause irritation/pain at that joint, and it does not heal well on its own. it CAN be asymptomatic, so there is no guarantee that it is causing my symptoms. but it probably is. and that is bad.


  1. Sorry to hear about your hip. I'll cross my fingers for you that it will heal enough for you to run again, at least recreationally if nothing else. I hope your enjoying the easier maintenance of the short hair--it is a little freeing, isn't it?--and post a pic of the new 'do if you get a chance. Enjoy the vacation!

  2. I'm sorry! I know how you feel (even though you're a way better runner than I am!); I hated the first few months of this year when I couldn't run. I hope that you find something else that you can do that doesn't irritate your hip (power yoga or anything?).

  3. Holy moly. That problem scares the crap out of me. I'm so sorry! I've been dabbling in long distance running but stopped after my first race. I got major plantar fasciitis pain and couldn't run after it. It doesn't hurt so much anymore because I've gotten help with some PT's that I work with. So, I normally just stick to 4 or 5 miles. I love to run but am worried about the negative effects of any major training. I know how it feels to not be able to exercise..I really get moody when I can't. Good luck with everything!