oregontopatagonia:

I am sitting in a bookstore/café and the ground is actual living grass. It’s like lounging in the park with a bookshelf behind me, a couch, a waitress with vintage glasses, and an americano. Goodbye cruel world. 🙋 #OregonToPatagonia #buenosaires (at Musetta Caffé)

oregontopatagonia:

I am sitting in a bookstore/café and the ground is actual living grass. It’s like lounging in the park with a bookshelf behind me, a couch, a waitress with vintage glasses, and an americano. Goodbye cruel world. 🙋 #OregonToPatagonia #buenosaires (at Musetta Caffé)

Getting my groove back. 

4 miles | ~.5 walking | 0 tingles 

#katirunsNE #onedayatatime #seemollyphotosbelow #wannagotozurichmaybe?

Getting my groove back.

4 miles | ~.5 walking | 0 tingles

#katirunsNE #onedayatatime #seemollyphotosbelow #wannagotozurichmaybe?

elenamorelli:


{ forests and rocks }

elenamorelli:

{ forests and rocks }

Currently working on convincing myself the failed pumpkin fudge could suffice as a proper lunch.

Currently working on convincing myself the failed pumpkin fudge could suffice as a proper lunch.

I woke up to cinnamon rolls! 

@nicholasewalsh makes me smile.

I woke up to cinnamon rolls!

@nicholasewalsh makes me smile.

Jury’s Out

Who knows what the bleep happened to me on Monday night. Nick basically came home to his girlfriend (me) crumpled on the floor, sobbing, boogers on every surface within two feet of my trail from the chair to the door and squeals and screeches every time I moved my left leg more than 1 mm in any direction. 

Luckily, having a PA as a boyfriend comes in handy in these situations. Most of the pain I was feeling emitted down from my knee to my foot. He performed a knee exam and based on my pain description, determined it was actually referred pain I was feeling from something in my lower back - most likely a herniated disc or pinched nerve. 

So how did this happen!? I was playing tug with my dog. I was SITTING, barely making an effort, holding on to a dinosaur toy. 

I feel like this is the story of my medical life. I had to make up a really cool story about how I tore my ACL playing soccer in high school, when in reality it happened while warming up and passing a soccer ball about 15 feet. I also screwed up my miniscus “dropping it like it was hot” in a dive bar in the middle of the mountains at a bachelorette party in February. #winning

Long story short, treatment is movement as pain allows and a routine dosage of anti-inflammatories. I pray to freakin’ God I don’t have to go through what I went through on Monday night - it feels like a really bad dream. I basically am moving like a robot. Because I am young and the pain went away overnight, Nick’s orthopedic surgeon friends say going to the doctor won’t do me any more good than what I am currently up to. So he’s going to bring me home some light PT exercises and we’ll hope this was a total fluke nerve pinch. 

The irony? Yesterday I was to start a pre-training plan for Ironman training. Yes. A full ironman. I have been secretly tossing this idea around in my head for some time now. 

While the world may be trying to give me a hint, I am a triathlete and don’t really take hints well. I basically see this as the exact reason I should do a full ironman, because I won’t always be young, healthy, or able to. 

Has anyone on here ever herniated a disc? Either that happened to me or I pinched a nerve, but last night I was in more pain than I’ve ever felt in my life. I’m terrified of doing anything in case whatever it is comes back. Would love some advice if anyone has been through this before!

How to run a race that you’re completely unprepared for:

therunningfox:

1. Look cute (neon colors are best)
2. Eat like 2 bunches of bananas before (trust me)
3. Run like the beautiful gazelle that you are
4. Yell “YIPPEE KI YAY MOTHERFUCKERS” as you cross the finish line

This works guys I am professional runner

C’est la vie!

I may be going crazy. Haven’t been running much on road or for distance and I have two half distances coming up this October. 

Front Porch Half in VT and Nantucket Half 

Not to mention I can’t stop thinking about that cute Dooney bag, so I am seriously entertaining the idea of a full ironman

Taken with a gopro attached to a drone. AMAZING! Can’t find the photo credit, so if you know…help me out! 

Taken with a gopro attached to a drone. AMAZING! Can’t find the photo credit, so if you know…help me out! 

Never Been!

Looks like I may be taking a trip to San Diego in the near future. 

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On a mission to regain my BAMFdom. The autumn air helps! #katirunsNE

On a mission to regain my BAMFdom. The autumn air helps! #katirunsNE