Thursday, September 30, 2010

It's Showtime!

September is over, which means tomorrow is October 1st and I get to have my bunion removed from my right foot. 

I definitely took advantage of September, spending a lot of time on my feet - 116 miles, to be exact (plus walking 1.5 days at Disneyland). 

It stacks up like this:  Running:  75 miles
                                 Walking:  41.7 miles
I also attended 11 classes at the gym.

How did I spend my last few days?

09/28 - 3.5 mile walk

Yesterday (09/29) I went to Garin and enjoyed a lovely 4.25 miles with Boomer.  I took a few pictures of my favorite spots.  I want to see how different it looks the next time I'm out there, in about six weeks.

Today (09/30) I drove up to Oakland to run at Joaquin Miller Park.  I took my time, hiked when I felt like it and took in all the sights I could.  I took a ton of pictures to upload on my computer and will look at them whenever I need a sense of serenity.  Here's a few of my favorites from today.

It's not called "Fern Trail" for nothing

And, my favorite of all: 

Keith and I had dinner tonight with Sara and Sterling, instead of going to the gym.  I am trying to get all the laundry done and put away and things in order.  I went to Trader Joe's and stocked up on everything I may need for the next week. 

I need to be at the hospital at 8:00 tomorrow morning and my surgery will begin by 9:30.  Naturally, Keith and Sara have both taken the day off to be there for me.  I plan on waking up early to have a nice walk with Boomer and then shower and wash my hair before I go.  Bummer though, I can't have anything to drink after midnight tonight - NO COFFEE!  I LOVE my coffee.  Maybe I'll have a cup when I get home.  We'll see.

So, that's it on the running front for now.

I'll keep you posted on my healing.

Until later..............


Char said...

I love the way your pictures make you WANT to walk the trail to see what's up the other end.
Good luck with the surgery. I hope it all goes smoothly.

Pigeon said...

I hope the surgery goes well. Glad you were able to get so many miles in and enjoy what you love to do. Love the pictures.

Lisa said...

Best wishes for a successful surgery and quick healing.

As always, I love the photos. Glad you got to enjoy some time on the trails with Boomer. :-)

trailmomma said...

Good luck today!
The bunion was on my left foot. It apparently was the "bad" foot in comparison. I didn't have both done because i was a junior in college and I was already pissed that I was going to be spending my summers with an ugly boot on my foot and no running for almost 3 months.

The doc who did the surgery (in NJ) was great, gave me a cosmetic stitch which is basically barely there. I never needed the pain meds. I was also put completely under and thought the anesthia (sp) was the worst part of the whole thing.

I probably should have my right foot done some day but I just can't imagine sitting still . . . with a toddler.

Runners Fuel said...

Love the pics! You'll do great tmoorrow. Take the time to heal.

Maryland Girl aka Michelle said...

Best Wishes for your surgery. Awesome pictures as always.

RunningLaur said...

Thinking of you! Hope all goes super super well!

aron said...

thinking of you right now!!!! hope everything goes smoothly. i knew you would go to oakland :)

AshleyR said...

Beautiful trail pictures! Good luck today!

Glenn Jones said...

You're in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery!

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you! Hope the procedure goes well and you have a speedy recovery!

Judi said...

hope all went well. i feel for you, its a rough surgery. my mom had it done.

Ewa said...

I've been thinking about you. Hope all went well and you are recovering comfortably.
Love how you spent your time before the surgery.

scarlet said...

I like the pictures. Nice shots. Good luck on your surgery.Hope it goes well. More power!~chaco~