Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

I hope everyone has a wonderful Halloween. Now lets talk about my hip - that is one scary story. I am sure I have touched on this before but I was in a car accident when I was 18. One of the results of this was the following - Preoperative Diagnoses: Unstable pelvis fracture consisting of right-sided sacral fracture, left-sided sacroiliac joint disruption, bilateral communited public rami fractures and left sided soft tissue flank degloving injury. In average person speak I broke my pelvic one in 6 places.  After a few other surgeries were performed 3 days after my accident the wonderful surgeons were able to go in and piece me back together. With the use of two screws and an external fixture that would leave me on bed rest for 6 weeks while it healed.

Over the years I have had extreme lower back pain due to this injury and gaining weight. Through weight loss and many visits to the chiropractor I am now relatively pain free. Except when I have a flair up! My hip issue is a flair up in my mind, as it is in the lower left back side of my hip. My plan to continue to prepare for my half is to visit the chiropractor and stretch.

The plan this week:
Monday - Spin Done
Tuesday - 4 miles
Wednesday - Spin
Thrust - 4 miles
Friday - 4 miles
Saturday - Spin or Rest
Sunday - 5 miles (what...that seems low just 4 weeks out from my half, but I have had 2 - 10+ miles and then I have an 11 and 12 mile after that so maybe it is good, let my hip rest a little)

And because she is just so cute, my daughter dressed up for Halloween. She was Rapunzel after she had her hair cut and realized she was the princess.

Any plans for Halloween? Did you celebrate it this weekend or will you tonight?


  1. Rapunzel after her hair is cut...genius! Good luck this week...

  2. Adorable pic! I'm amazed you were able to have a normal pregnancy after such devastating injuries! Sounds like they really had to cobble you back together. What were the circumstances of the accident that led to you being on the BBC?

    I had an L5/S1 spinal fusion in 2004, what a grind recovery was. But luckily, surgery worked fantastically for me and I am pretty much pain-free. My upper back does get sore from overcompensating for the lack of flexibility in my lower spine.

    Anyway. :) Hope your hip feels better soon!!

  3. Wow! Just the fact that you run after that is amazing! Hope your training goes well this week.

    Love that costume. :)

  4. just saw that you are registered for RnR Seattle in June! My hubby and I are about 90% sure we are going to fly out and do it! Have you run it before?

  5. Yikes - wow, that's quite something to recover from. You are truly amazing!
    Your daughter is a-dor-able!