Tuesday, December 15, 2015

DNS? Oh, yes!


My first very marathon! Chicago it would be!
I trained in southern heat, that insane humidity

But two weeks before on a taper run no less
There's a pain in my foot, around mile 8 - I guess

Doc says, "There's a fracture on the top of your foot"
Which made me quite crazy, very mildly put

What do you do when you're down for the count
Why you get a new bike and on it you mount

You ride, you pedal, you attempt a few smiles
Increase that heart rate, rack up those miles

You can't let your training be all in vain
Let's add pool running, just stay in your lane

You shed many tears, you stomp and you moan
But none of that helps you heal up that bone

You drink milk, eat yogurt, cheese and some greens
Calcium is important on the internet you've seen 

You try as you might to get lots of rest
But stress over Disney puts that to the test

You accept the support from the friends you have found
And hope your foot heals, is healthy and sound  

You'll be grateful when given the green light to go
  Off on a run in that early morning glow

It's a lesson in patience, humility and strength
One I have learned...you could say at great length







Thanks to the wonderful hosts of Tuesday on the Run:

Patty @ My no-guilt life!
Marcia @ Marcia's Healthy Slice
 Ericka @ MCM Mama Runs,





42 comments:

  1. Dr. Seuss has nothing on you! What a journey my friend! This one will have a triumphant culmination at Disney. I know it! xoxo Thanks for linking up!

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    1. See what happens when your Mother reads Green Eggs & Ham to you as a child?

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  2. DNS--oh no! You wanted to run, but your foot wouldn't go!
    A race in Chicago was not meant to be, that race was where you were supposed to meet me!
    2016 will be epic for you, Mickey Mouse, Pluto, and Goofy too
    My poem is so cheesy but I wish you the best, keep smiling and running and doing the rest!
    XOXO

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  3. Love it! You really captured what it feels like to DNS. It must feel fantastic to finally have that green light!

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  4. Why is it training goes so well then shortly before the race we start to get the nagging pains? That's how I felt w my training for my 50k. Luckily I have been feeling better and do not plan to DNS or DNF. Fingers crossed. But I'm sure no one plans on DNF.

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    1. In my experience, what we worry will happen on race day never materializes and you are hit with something new. Why is that?

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  5. I love this!!! Disney will be great for so many reasons, I'm sure of it!

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  6. Yup, when tapering comes in, how do you decipher between phantom pains and real pain? I think we've all been there, and you rested and hopefully will have fun at Disney.

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    1. Those pre-race twinges always scare the life out of me! Usually I worry for nothing.

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  7. There was a great runner named HoHo
    who wanted to race but her foot said No No
    So she swam and biked night and day
    And she waited until "healed" the doc would say
    That day is now here
    And 2016 will be HoHo's year!

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    1. Aaaaggghhh....LOVE IT. Y'all are killing me!! Seriously, so sweet.

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  8. that was my first and last poem. LOL.
    I am DNSed but luckily no big races.

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  9. You are brilliant. What a perfect poem for those that get that craptastic news. :(

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    1. When you've come out on the other side of an awful injury, it's easier to look back at it with a little more humor and acceptance. Going through it feels torturous.

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  10. You are seriously so creative and talented! Love the poem!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Kristy. Just having a little fun.

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  11. Omg, so creative! You and Darlene and Wendy too LOL
    I hope you get to write a new poem soon, one where you are feeling a swoon, because you ran your marathon and you feel over the moon...
    I suck at this lol
    You continue to inspire me with your graciousness :)

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    1. You are nailing it with your poem back to me. Yes, I'll write a new one and dedicate it to thee. (Ugh. That was really bad.) No no, you are an inspiration to me!

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    2. LOL, all this corniness is cracking me up! ;)

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  12. This is totes awesome. Great poem! Bummer about the DNS, but moving onward and upward!!

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  13. Subject matter aside, I can't even begin to tell you how AWESOME this poem is. You ROCK!!! How long did it take for you to write this!?!?!?!?

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    1. Like I told Marcia, it's all because my Mother read Green Eggs & Ham (Sam I Am). I'm just channeling Dr Seuss. You probably wouldn't believe me if I told you how long I spent on it.

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  14. You are so creative! I totally have my fingers crossed for you - hoping WDW is a go and a blast!

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    1. Thank you, Kelli. I ran today and felt really good.

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  15. Oh my gosh woman! You are too freaking talented! I love it! Now just how long did it take you to come up with that little rhyme? :)

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    1. I wrote it hurriedly last week because I had the ToTR schedule all mixed up. I didn't spend near enough time on it! HA.

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  16. Love the poem how creative! Glad you foot is feeling better. I started of 2015 with foot issue as well. Here's to an injury free 2016

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    1. I'll toast to that! Maybe 2016 will be our strongest year yet.

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  17. Love your poem ! Hope your foot is better !

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  18. What a journey! and put so nicely! Keep that poetry coming!

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    1. I'm hanging up my Dr. Suess hat for a little while. I certainly hope I have no more DNSs to rhyme about.

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