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Three Things Thursday - American Fourth Edition

1. Because I am training for my next marathon and didn't want to get off track any more than necessary because of my shin, I went to my sports medicine ortho on Wednesday. I was pretty sure the pain wasn't a stress fracture, but it was nice to have him say he was pretty sure as well. He didn't want to do a bone scan unless the pain gets worse, and it has in fact gotten better. He did say to give it some rest and then cross train until the pain is completely gone. It feels good enough that I am giving the bike a go tomorrow. I am also in the process of reworking my marathon training schedule. As of Saturday, I will be down to 13 weeks until race day. I told my hubby that I will "run" it, even if it takes me all day. I've put too much into it already to call it quits.

2. It has been hard to not run, but it has also given me time to finish the ginormous book I was reading, Stephen King's Under the Dome. I finished this afternoon, and it was worth all 1072 pages. It is one of those books that makes you hesitant to start a new book because you aren't ready to leave the characters behind. And after a book that long, you have spent so much time with the characters that you really feel like you know them. Bottom line, that Stephen King is one brilliant storyteller.

3. I am bummed I won't be among those celebrating "the American fourth" (as The Princess calls it) with a race this weekend, but I am excited for everyone racing this weekend. Good luck, have fun and enjoy your Independence Day weekend!!

RUN: I'm loving Katy Perry's California Gurls. It's my latest running playlist addition.


  1. I'm a little embarassed to admit how much I like "California Gurls" - it's so catchy! I'm very happy to hear you don't have a stress fracture - *whew* - have a good time on your bike. :-)

  2. I'm glad that you don't have a stress fracture! I bet that was a relief! Good luck with your cross training and I hope you feel 100% soon!

  3. Glad you got confirmation that it's not a stress fracture. When I was having foot problems, I breathed a huge sigh of relief when the "professional" confirmed something other than a fracture.

    13 weeks, even minus a couple more if you need to cross-train, will still be enough time for you. It's not like you're running your first marathon, or that you've been sedentary for the last year. Even if you train for 10 weeks, I think you'll still finish strong, and not "take all day." May not be quite as fast as you want, but I think you'll surprise yourself since you are, in fact, already a runner.

  4. Great news about your shin.

    Sorry you can't race this weekend, but that half marathon will be here before you know it.

  5. Amen, I hope everyone who can celebrate this weekend with a run or a race will do so!

  6. I'm happy to hear you went and got the shin checked out and are taking it easy. Like I said earlier this week, just make it to the finish line happy and healthy... there will always be another marathon to race!
    Have a wonderful holiday weekend! xoxo

  7. Glad you went to see the doctor and got it checked out.

    I have California Gurls stuck in my head!! Hope you have a great weekend!

  8. I've been needed a new book to read - so thanks for the recommendation.
    Hope the shin gets better soon!

  9. Wow that's a giant book :) and that songs kinda annoys me... but it's seem to be a hit with all the other bloggers!

  10. With only 6 weeks until my marathon, I had a terrible shin splint. I took two weeks off, but was sure that I biked and swam during that time. I never cross train, but always want to. This was a good excuse. When I got back to running, I didn't feel like I missed out. I ran my marathon and PR'ed. My body changed in very positive ways over those two weeks. And now, I'm trying to commit to biking and swimming at least once a week! Don't be discouraged. Rest and enjoy! You'll be ready.

  11. Loving Katy Perry too!!!! My girls know all the words not sure thats a good thing...... Glad your shin is feeling a little better :)


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