Morning PT session: we’re trying iontophoresis corticosteroids to see if it will calm down my peroneal tendon. We also worked on getting the orthotics to fit correctly. Still don’t get to run for 2 more weeks, but I did wear a pair of my running tights to PT.
@l8arrival : thank you for your words and, yes, while the ortho says surgery is just a matter of time…..I have every intention of healing without it.
Also the tides have turned and my “tough days” are behind me. I turned 50 and squeezed out all the crap by the end of 49; I’ve also had time at the ocean to ground myself and settle into a new decade. Proof of this turn happened this past week when I was given my dream job of supervising the masters level interns for our agency (I’m a mental health therapist)……I’m beyond thrilled!



This is @seankilgus in his element. 🎥 We had to leave early in the morning to capture this shot since the road to Mount Baker is always busy. If you haven’t seen the full video, go to Facebook page or my blog :: happyTRIgirl and tell me what you think!

⚡️ Thank you to all my friends who already watched it and gave me great feedback!! I was so humbled and honored to do this project with him.

📷: @sarah_0242

This is a local runner, and police officer, running up in the Mt Baker Wilderness, also local: such beauty.

Too foggy to ride outside 😦 So upper body weights and a half hour interval cycling session 🙂 So much sweat! 

 I didn’t update on the offending foot orthopedic appt: He was really quite wonderful and explained everything, answered every question….. and said it’s only a matter of time before he’ll have to surgically repair the foot :/ 

Anyone else have high arches and run long distance? He said the 2 don’t go together and all of various issues with it are the fault of pes cavus (high arches). High arches are great for sprinting and basketball, not marathons. Hmmm. He in no way suggested that I should not run again and his goal is for me to run again, which made me fall a little bit in love with him. Anyway we’re starting with custom orthotics (they’ll be ready tomorrow), more PT


(although I’m doing far better without), and an agreed slow return to running. If I’m still experiencing pain and unable to run in 3 months he’ll schedule surgery…. Making needed fixes on the offending foot and lowering the arch.

 The amount of movement in my ankle joint is a bit sickening :/

@mari-musing tagged me to post my home and lock screens (I should have done it when @lesswhiningmorewinning requested people who’d made mix tapes to do it but I got distracted by the thoughts of music I’d put on those cassette tapes). The home screen is a macro shot I took of a flower coming to be. The lock screen is the North Shore of Superior just before I ran Grandma’s marathon; a gentle reminder that, yes, I did. 

 I’m tagging all those marathoners from yesterday as you should be just laying there, chilling out today 🙂

23 mile ride today that was far slower than I had thought I was biking. It still felt good. Followed by a short, hilly hike. Cute little lizard? Not nearly as cute as the mountain lion that sauntered across the road in front of my car oh the way to the trailhead. I’ve never seen one, fairly sure my mouth was gapping open the whole time. It even stopped in the middle of the road and stared at me, “you’d better stop”, then casually continued it’s traverse.

A day with waves, driftwood, and forest hikes makes for a happy me. Headed home on the ferry now, feeling blissful.
I let go of biking in favor of hiking today (also because I wanted to check out of the motel and would seriously need a shower post ride…. I am a Sweaty Betty).
Tomorrow brings the orthopedic appointment for the offending foot (which doesn’t care for beaches as much as I do…. Burn, baby burn).