Saturday, July 28, 2007

more update



What happened to my foot? I guess I haven't given the update because I have been a bit busy this week...

I went to the Orthopedic doctor this week and he confirmed that I did not have a fracture in my foot and that it was a tendon issue (not sure what the proper name is).

The doc was muttering all kinds of technical anatomical terms when looking at my foot. Hmm...not sure what all that means, but can I run?

He said that I had to start with one lap. Then maybe the next day I can run another, all the while assessing the strain on my foot. 2 miles is a lot, he said. I asked if I can still get to running the 1/2 marathon. He said probably not. OK...but he was wavering on his answer.

Well the next day my friends were running in the morning and I felt good. I thought I would just join them and see how it went. I ran the full run with them...about 4 miles and my foot was good! Not as it was before, but I think it just needs time to heal.

So...I am disobeying docs orders and going for it. I have nothing to lose but to be in the same spot I started with, so why not try?

In other news, my parents came and visited for the week...them my Titi Lugu and Uncle Joe arrived with Kiersten for a couple of days. We had a lot of fun and we wished they would have stayed with us longer, but we will take what we can get!

Our visit included a trip out on the boat cruising downtown and eating at Calhoun's. I love their ribs (sorry, only in TN)! The first picture is Titi, Mom and Sam at the top of the boat.

Mom and I (mom was the brains behind the operation) also worked on sewing a purse from a pattern that I found. It is an Amy Butler pattern and I used her fabric - so cute! I can't wait to try it on my own...it will take much longer than the 2 days we took together.

I will check in soon and hopefully be sharing what I hope will turn out to be a productive week. I am going solo this week and I can focus on getting some things finished - I hope!

hugs,
ariana

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

It was great to see your family! The purse is SOOO cute! What fun! Love, Cheryl

Yesenia Abreu said...

I love the picture of your mom, Titi and Sam. It is such a good picture.

Glad you were able to spend time with them!

Yesenia Abreu said...

Oh and I LOVE the purse!!! I want to learn how to make one. Those would sell for a pretty penny in the city.

Ariana said...

Yesenia,
I am glad you like the purse! I will let you know when I am in Chicago and I will bring my pattern with me - maybe we can get my mom to help. ;)

Joy said...

I love the bag! You did a great job!!! I am getting ready to hopefully start an Amy Butler bag here soon but I am not so sure that it will look as fabulous as yours!

I am glad that the foot is on the mend! Happy running!

Yesenia Abreu said...

Yes, let me know! I have some quilting background so at least I have some sewing knowledge under my belt. I would love to learn how to make a purse.

I am going to check the website to see if they have a location for fabric in the Chicago area.

ariana said...

Yesenia,
Let me know - maybe we can go together! I am planning a long trip to Chicago and that will include attending Jackie's wedding! I am excited!

Yesenia Abreu said...

You give me a date and time and I will be there!!!

Oh and if you need a babysitter any time you are here, let me know!!