Crappy News


It was so nice out yesterday that we made burgers and salmon on the grill. I made a marinade for my salmon which included:

  • Soy sauce
  • Brown sugar
  • Olive oil
  • Water
  • Lemon pepper

I bought big, doughy kaiser rolls for the boy’s hamburgers, and they looked so yummy that I decided to put my salmon on one, making a fish sandwich. I also put a few pickle slices on top. It turned out really delicious.

I wanted to try the Alexia sweet potato fries, but my grocery store only had the chipotle flavor, and I don’t really like spicy stuff. I found these Harvest Saute veggies instead.

They came out really good, but the carrots tasted just like sweet potatoes. I even had to check the package to make sure that they were carrots and not sweet potatoes. Danny picked around them.

After dinner, we went to McDonald’s for ice cream cones. Then my dad stopped by to show us his spiffy new car. Danny is jealous.


Today has been crazy.

I had my appointment with the sports medicine doctor this morning. I got there at 10:30 am and wasn’t finished with everything until 1:00 pm.

Jaden at the doctor with me:

My head is still spinning from all the different information he gave me. I’m still not really sure what’s going on. Basically, they think I have an underactive thyroid, anemia, and a vitamin deficiency. After I left the doctor’s office, I had a blood test taken at the hospital to check on all those things.

I had an x-ray to rule out shin splints. I also have to schedule an appointment for an ultrasound to rule out a blood clot.

The doctor said that my calf is very tight, and I could possibly have Exerational Compartment Syndrome. He said that this is a rare disorder that he doesn’t see very often. I’m not getting enough blood flow in my calves. He wants me to get a second opinion from another doctor in  his practice, so I have to go back at the end of the month for that appointment.

If I do have ECS, the only way to correct it is with surgery. No amount of foam rolling or stretching will help it. So, bottom line, they’re trying to rule out all the other possibilities before resorting to surgery.

The worst news: No Running. This means that I will not be able to start the Walk 2 Run program on Saturday. My 5k in April is still over a month away, so I am hoping to have some answers by then.

This sucks.

I was expecting to be gone so long today, so by the time we got to the hospital for my blood test, we were starving. Luckily, there was a Starbucks in the hospital lobby. And even luckier, there was a Starbucks gift card in my purse. Jaden had a cinnamon roll. Healthy lunch, I know. I was out of energy by this point, and didn’t feel like arguing with him.

I had an oatmeal, with brown sugar, nuts, and cranberries. I threw away all the nasty raisins.

Later tonight, is Jacob’s last school roller skating party. Danny told me that I shouldn’t skate because of my calves. I told him we’ll see.

Questions of the day:

  • Have you been injured lately?
  • Have you had a time where you haven’t been able to exercise?
  • What’s your favorite oatmeal topping? Ice cream topping? Hot fudge!


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11 Responses to Crappy News

  1. I am so sorry, I hope you get an answer real soon.

    On a brighter note, my son is wearing the exact same shirt today.

  2. I’m so sorry, Heather! You must be very disappointed and frustrated. I have an underactive thyroid, B12 deficiency, & iron anemia. I don’t know if you have any of those things, but if you do, I’d be happy to answer any questions. I take iron supplements with Vitamin C, and a B-Complex vitamin for the b12/iron thing.

  3. Marlene

    so sorry Heather. I know how frustrated you must be, I’ve been injured before and it’s very frustrating when you can’t do what you really like to do. The injury made me change up my cardio program and do more cross training, which in the long run was a good thing, I can still run but just not as much as I used too.

    • Running sure is hard on your body! Maybe I should switch to swimming! :)

      • Marlene

        it is! Once you’re healed, you should add swimming to your program….especially since you’re such a good swimmer and it’s all around good for your body. After my injury during the marathon, that’s when I started swimming and doing triathlons.

  4. NOOOOOO! Injuries are so hard-I really hope you are able to heal quickly! My friend on the University track team had compartment syndrome and he did end up getting surgery. Really not fun but he is back to running now!
    Praying for you!

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