The R.E.A.L. Doctor Is In!

The R.E.A.L. Doctor Is In!

So, after I got home from the Foot Doctor — foot still a little numb from the shot — I proceeded straight into denial.  No Running???  Like HELL!  Erin and I are signed up to run the Disney World Princess Half Marathon on her 17th birthday, February 23rd!   The training schedule has already begun!  There is no way I can stop running for 2 months.  Or Is there? I needed to call the R.E.A.L. Doctor.



Luckily Marathon Brian picked up his phone!  Cuz I was conflicted.  Wildly conflicted.  What happened next was wonderful.  Sort of like every conversation I’ve ever had with Marathon Brian.   He listened to my Doctor update, and when I mentioned that the Doctor suggested I take up biking for the next two weeks….. well!   He went on to tell me so many great things about the new biking regimen he has been doing for the past few months.

By the time we were done — Marathon Brian had done the impossible.  He erased my anxiety.  He numbed the sting of the “no-running” diagnosis I had received, and he whipped up a recipe for success for the Princess Half Marathon which included the running break I needed, some strong training time on the bike — and an 8 week running plan starting in January 2014.  Ahhh.  Marathon Brian — made some Kick @ss Lemonade!

I drank it down!  Like a Thirsty Soul.  Then jumped on my MAC to order a CycleOps Bike Trainer.  It arrives tomorrow.  So excited!  TAKING ACTION — it feels GOOD!

Princess In Training……Check!

Ciao for now…Diane

About Diane

Ciao! My name is Diane. I'm a wife, a mom, a working professional, and a Weight Watcher from New Jersey. I started blogging in 2011, at 45 years old, when I was training for my first Half Marathon at Rutgers on April 22, 2012. Since then, I've lost 80 pounds, completed my Half Marathon goal and gone on to train for and run my very first Full Marathon. On Jan 13, 2013, I ran the Disney Marathon in Orlando, Fl! What an incredible day. As the saying goes -- "The person who starts the race is not the same person who finishes the race." I am forever changed! So now we move on to the next phase of this journey! Come along. We're in this together!! Ciao for now!

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