Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Well, It has almost been a month since our last post so I thought I would get typing. Well, Kory and I haven't done anything super exciting lately but we have been training for the Canyonlands half marathon on March 8. Neither of us are runners, but we thought we would try something new and get some exercise while we are at it. We are running about every other day at the Orem rec center. The past few times we have gone running the sides of my knees and the bottoms of my hips have been hurting sooo bad. I finally decided to slip on my protective eye goggles and do some research! After looking at countless leg diagrams and reading several medical journals, I have come to discover that I have Iliotibial Band Syndrome. This band runs from your hip abductor to the top of your tibia. Every article I have read said to stop running for at least 4 to 6 weeks to allow them to heal. Since the marathon is going to take place in just over a month, I don't think that is going to be an option. Oh well! If I end up walking the whole thing it will still be fun anyway! We are actually running it with my brother and sister-in-law so it will just be a fun memory making experience if not anything else. Wait a minute....did I just say FUN memory making experience? It might just turn into a painful memory making experience instead:) Either way I am looking forward to the whole experience. ( If any of you know about IBS or how to cure it fast, just let me know!)




6 comments:

Tyler and Erin said...

Hey Marrianne. This is Erin (Pack). I saw your blog on Jill's and just wanted to stop and say hi. Congrats on your wedding. I saw the invitation at my mom's a while back. He guys are darling!! Good luck with the marathon. I admire you for even attempting. Hope all is well.

Jilly Bean said...

Now Marianne. I'm going to be your mother on this one. What if your IBS gets worse? Have you researched it enough to know if continuing to run would be detrimental? Be careful! :) In any case, I really hope it gets better!

Jennie Z said...

You could always just be the cheering section for the marathon and run another one later. Be smart! Hope you recover soon.

erika said...

Marianne--You and Kory have totally inspired us. We ran down to the Orem Fitness Center and purchased a family pass! We love it! Running on the track is the scariest thing in the world. Straight out of a haunted 70's movie. Good luck with the injury--but I have no solution. Sorry!

Megan & Aaron Hilton said...

That sounds so painful, I hope it heals fast for you. Good luck with the run.

a&t Sorensen said...

hey i dont know if kory told you but ty and i, and bryton morse are also running the marathon! im way excited. we will have to get together while we are down there!! i hope you knee feels better that does not sound like fun at all!! GOOD LUCK!