Saturday, March 28, 2009

Breaking News

I wanted to post a quick update on my doctor's appointment on Wednesday. The ITBS has pretty much been resolved and the extra work on the hip seems to have kept that at bay as well. I do have to be diligent about the stretches and using the foam roller or it crops back up pretty quickly. The pain level has decreased 98% from mid December when I couldn't run at all.

In the "there's always something" department - I sustained an injury at the gym that the orthopedic doc will need to refer me to a neurologist and possible MRI, but for now we are going to see if some time will heal. More about that another time.

I don't have much time to post, because in any minute Terry, my coworker and running buddy, and her husband are picking up Lisa and me and we are heading up to Paso Robles. Paso Robles is one of several wine producing regions in California. The four of us will be doing some wine tasting and Terry and I will be running the Paso Robles Wine Country Half. It should be a fun time. My time will be slow but I'm looking forward to getting back into the racing mode.

I hope you all have a great weekend.

10 comments:

Billy Burger said...

Great news about the ITBS...but what happened with your head? I, of course, immediately thought about Natasha Richardson. Hope whatever it is, turns out to be nothing.

Good luck in Paso Robles!

Joe said...

Good news on the ITB. I'm perspexed on the other issue. Hope it's OK.

Cool you are doing a half!! I just got back from one this morning. Look forward to your report. Take it easy.

Wine country...gotta be a nice trip!!

Annette said...

So glad the ITB is doing well. I hope your other injury isn't major. Sounds concerning!

Have a fun trip!!

Dori said...

I'm glad the injury won't keep you from doing the half tomorrow. I don't remember what you look like, so I hope you call. It should be a fun race. Predominantly flat, but a bit of a killer hill at the very end, so save something for that!

Backofpack said...

Darrell, Your post is a little scary with the neurologist and MRI info. I hope all is well with that. Good luck on your half!

Wes said...

Hope you had a good weekend!

Anne said...

That's great news from the doctor, right? Hope whatever is prompting the MRI kept its mouth shut this weekend for you so you could enjoy the run with Terry.

Ryan said...

Good news but hope the MRI stuff is fine. Bet you had a great weekend, running, wine that's a perfect combination.

scott keeps running said...

Your head injury cliffhanger sounds like a newscast "Where the serial killer says he'll strike next -- right after these commercials."

I guess it wasn't too bad if you got some wine tasting in. mmmm, wine....

robtherunner said...

I hope the half went well and you didn't drink too much wine beforehand. Good news on the ITB.