Today, at 3:30pm, the “Flag Day” ceremony starts, where we find out when we’re moving out of DC, and most importantly, where are we moving to.  On our bidlist, there are about 70 different posts, in 37 different countries.  That’s right, by the end of the year, we could be living in almost any of these continents:

We could be leaving DC as soon as April, or as late as next year (if Karl gets assigned to a DC post right away).  We go back and forth between wanting to leave as soon as possible or getting language training and leaving a bit later (though we do not want a DC post at all — I mean, I have quit my job already!).

I couldn’t sleep a wink last night.  I’m now a ball of anxiety.  This whole process?  It’s nerve-wrecking.  Wish me luck, and you bet tomorrow you’ll get to find out where we will end up.

Now onto the running.  Remember how Saturday was supposed to be my BIG COMEBACK?  Well, I went out, ran 3 miles (with some walking involved as some parts of the trail were super-icy), and all was good.  I was huffing and puffing in a way that you wouldn’t think that 3 months ago (today), I was running my second marathon in three weeks.  I knew I would have lost my endurance, but still sucks to get confirmation of it.

Unfortunately, 2011 has not been good to me running-wise.  The hip started to bother me early enough on the run, and by the time I cooled down at home, it really flared up, and I was limping the rest of the day, even canceled my plans that night since getting out of the couch was super-painful, and I couldn’t bear the thought of walking anywhere, or standing at a bar.  It was a bit better yesterday, and a LOT better today, so I might just go for a few more runs this week, and see what happens before my PT on Friday (I better go there with pain, so he knows what to fix).

Either way, one thing is for sure:  the cortisone shot did nothing.  Either it was not given at the right location, or is not an IT band issue after all.

And the saga continues…




Filed under Foreign Service, Injury, Runs

5 responses to “TODAY!!!!

  1. YEEEEAHHH!!!!

    I will be sitting at my desk all day if you need to freak out via email 🙂

    I cannot wait to hear where yall will be heading!

  2. Michelle

    I’m glad you FINALLY found out it was your hip flexor-I’ve been meaning to write you and tell you that this is what it sounded like-and then a few weeks back when they told you it wasn’t I thought maybe I was wrong. AnyOldWho-when I first started Running when I was 35-7 years ago-I got an injury after about 6 months. It was total “over-use”-I Ran a 5k one day and was so psyched that I ran another imediately after on the Dream-Mill! Needless to say-I went to get it checked and the diagnosis was T-I-M-E off of Running. It was so sad-the ONLY THING that worked was no Running for 2 months-so I got a Bike-and now I’m much better-never hurt since. 🙂

  3. Time for distractions… something…23 minutes…. thinking of you.

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