Friday, August 23, 2013

5 miles later...

I made it 5 miles today without any pain! Whohoo! It's only 27 days until the Fox Cities Marathon and I have a relay team relying on me for a 5 mile leg of the race.  I took it slower and was on the treadmill, but this is a very promising start! Dr. J recommended that wear the adominal compression binder and layer on the bras again for awhile.  It worked like a charm.  No pain (until I hit the shower and realized the binder cause some chaffing, oh well...more body glide).

My brother posted a picture with a good quote about how so many people don't consider themselves "runners" or feel like they have to meet a certain distance or speed requirement before they can officially call themselves a "runner." Well, my moment came before my last surgery.  I had that pre-op EKG that worried the anesthesiologist so I had to see a cardiologist to make sure that my low heart rate wasn't due to any problems.  During my appointment he asked a ton of questions, one of which was "Are you a runner?"  My response wasn't yes.  I said that I like to run, I've do a hand full of 5K or 10k races and the half marathon earlier this year.  Then he asked "How long have you been doing this?" So I did the calculations quickly in my head: 9 years (minus two pregnancy breaks).  The doctor chuckled and said, "You're a runner."  

I am a runner and I am back at it now.


  1. Hi there Renee! I was actually just checking out a few of your posts reading up on your journey and it's great that you're back running again: ). I do have a question about your blog and was hoping you could email me back when you get the chance, thanks!


  2. Sure! I'd love to help. email me at renee jadin rice at gmail dot com (no spaces).