Ask A Marathon Mommy
Sharon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a background in mental health, substance abuse, and child welfare.
“I tried my hand at being a work at home mom, but in 2009 I decided that being a stay at home mom is what works best for me and my family, at least for now. As my kids like to say, I’m “The Boss” of the family, which includes my husband of 9 years, two daughters (ages 4 and 6), and a giant goldfish named Princess Leia. My girls are beautiful and curious and wild and exhausting, and life is never, ever dull! I love reading, traveling, trying new restaurants, and shopping for bargains. I’m also training to run my first marathon in February 2013.”
As I mentioned last week, I was still experiencing some pain in my right knee following my 26 mile training run. I’d hoped to have some good news to report to you today…but unfortunately that’s not the case. My knee continues to hurt when I run on it, and it’s not improving. Last week, I was seen at an urgent care center, where they x-rayed my knee. There were no obvious signs of a fracture, but they referred me to an orthopedist for further evaluation. The orthopedist ordered an MRI…and now I wait for the results and the treatment plan.
The marathon is two weeks away, and at this point it’s very uncertain whether I’ll be able to run in it. I haven’t entirely given up hope, but I’m bracing myself for the bad news. My husband keeps reminding me that I DID run a marathon on January 19 when I did my training run, and I’m trying to keep that in mind.
In the meantime, I’m trying to maintain my conditioning by riding a stationary bike and using an elliptical machine, and I’m trying to keep my hopes up. Keep your fingers crossed for me. I’ll update you with the news next week.