Monday, July 23, 2012

No One Said This Would be Easy-Part TWO!

Saturday I blogged about how Tonya and I ran our "long run" 14 miles and I fell down.  Bloodied my knee up and had a good laugh.  Well, what I failed to mention is the reason I fell down is, I hit a spot on the sidewalk and my left ankle turned in, and I went down.  It hurt slightly at the time, but I walked it off and was able to finish (more than 6 more miles) my run and it didn't seem to be any worse.  When I got home to stretch I was suddenly scared to take my shoe off and see what I would find.  It was swollen, I could tell.
Saturday after my long run, my ankle bone usually sticks out
I iced, propped it up, everything your suppose to do.  The next day was Sunday, it still looked the same when I got up.  I went to church...came home to ice it again and this is what it now looked like...
Sunday afternoon
This discoloring kinda had be scared but I could bear weight on it so it can't be that bad right?  I have never sprained or broken a bone in my life so I have no idea what to look for or how it should fill.  I  always thought if I broke a bone I would be in lots of pain and was always told a sprain hurts worse.  Surely this isn't the case for me, there isn't a sharp pain.
Well, Monday rolls around and it's just not getting better.  I know I want to run, but shouldn't. If I do try, I might make things worse in the long run,'s time to see a doctor. 
I went to Dallas Family Medicine.  Dr. Edwardson knows I'm Running for Lincoln and is in full support of it, but I also know he knows what he's talking about and will tell me how to get better.
The good news's not broken, phew!
Bad news, it's a sprain and NO RUNNING for a long time.  I go back in 3 weeks and am hoping to get right back into training but chances are, it could be 6 weeks.  Dr. Edwardson did say, he thinks I will heal fast and that I could do some workouts on my elliptical machine to help keep up with training, but NO RUNNING, not even on a treadmill.  It will heal wrong and cause me more problems later.  
I get to wear this smugly cast.  A tie up shoe has to be worn with it and it's the middle of summer, oh joy!
I am thankful it's not worse and am still going to run Silver Falls Marathon November 3rd.  I may have a little setback, but isn't there lots of setbacks in life?  If this was easy, it wouldn't mean much!  

Our Superhero Lincoln is worth it!  Just look at the joy in his face...that's all I need to see.  I have a sprained ankle, my buddy Lincoln had to go get chemo in two days.  He didn't pick cancer, I didn't pick a sprained ankle but I would pick a sprained ankle over chemo any-day.  Keep praying for him and his family!  Thank you all who have given up-to-date!  Keep giving, it is blessing this wonderful family and giving will bless you!

Sorry about the nasty photos of my feet, but I had to show!  

Saturday, July 21, 2012

No One Said This Would be Easy!

This morning Tonya and I were scheduled for a 14 mile "Run for Lincoln".   I was excited she agreed to run part of it on James Howe because I'm getting sick of Safeway hills!  Our plan...Run from my house, 6 miles of hills on James Howe, then run through town and finish up on Bridlewood.  A good hill challenge, and we need hills to prepare for whats ahead at Silver Falls.  
We started off and did several hard hills, feeling good and feeling like we were working hard.

We stopped for a second to get this shot at the top of what felt like a's was so pretty out there!  The picture doesn't even do it justice. 

We finished up James Howe,  filled up our water bottles up, and set off for Bridlewood.  We felt good knowing the hardest part of the run was over, but we still had another good 7+ miles ahead of us.  We ran down Levens, then turned on Kings Valley Hwy.  We passed my friend Michelle's cute yellow house.  I said,  "there's Michelle's house" and we ran on.  We got to the mini mart and all of a sudden I'm on the ground.  I'm talking....two arms out, flat on my face down!!!  
It went something like this....
Julie goes down, Tonya says, "stop your watch"
Julie tries to get up, but hurts and is scared so she just lies there.
Julie sees a coin and say's, "there's a coin"
Tonya tries to help Julie up. 
Julie finally gets up.
Tonya tells Julie to sit back down.
Julie sits on the curb and picks up the coin she saw.
Julie and Tonya both see another coin out in the road.  
Julie tells Tonya she better go get it.
Tonya says' she's going into the mini market to get band aids because Julie is bleeding.

Julie say's, "lets go to Michelle's house" that is what we did!  

Thank you Michelle!

We ran on to Bridlewood to finish up.  We were tired and walked more on Bridlewood then we normally would even think of, but we were so ok with it! 

So there you have it!  No one said training for a marathon at Silver Falls would be easy, but cancer isn't easy!  We love our Little Superhero Lincoln!

Please like our page for updates on Lincoln and pray for him as he is in treatment for leukemia!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Plumbline: Running for a cause

The Plumbline: Running for a cause: I have a friend who is into running - she does marathons - long ones, at that!  Goodness, running all those miles and doing it over and over...

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Treatment Day

Tomorrow (Wednesday) is Lincolns weekly treatment

 day. What this means for the family is they will get up

 and be quiet as possible while Lincoln sleeps in, hopefully until time to leave.  Lincoln 

isn't allowed to eat or drink so everyone will avoid food and drinks 

around our little super hero.  Sometimes they will 

even fast with him.  Imagine your little guy not being 

able to eat all morning into the afternoon every week!

   I have three kids of my own and that would be very 


Before they head to Portland they will put numbing cream on his port site and load up the 

van.  They will arrive at Doerbecher's children's hospital in Portland around 10.  He 

always goes though getting his height, weight, blood pressure, etc. checked, and by 11 

it's time for the procedure...  If he passed all his tests.

  If everything is a go, he will have a spinal tap and 

chemo tomorrow.  Sometimes they have to come back again on Thursday too. Talk about

 a long day, I will check myself next time I complain about my day!

Today Lincoln is still coughing and his nose has started to run again.  This means Lincoln is

 at the mercy of the anesthesiologist as to whether he goes under for his procedure. 

Please be praying all this evening into tomorrow that Lincoln is well tomorrow at his

 hospital visit and that 

everything goes as planned.  Pray for his parents and for rest.

It amazes me how when I talk to Jenny, Lincoln's superhero Mommy, how positive she is. 

 She is an amazing women who stands firm in her faith in God.  This is a recent post of

 hers on facebook.  

"Let me show you My way for you this day. I guide you continually, so you can relax and enjoy My presence in the present. Discipline your thoughts to trust Me as I work My ways in your life. Pray about everything; then, leave outcomes up to Me. Do not fear My will, for through it I accomplish what is best for you." 

His ways are always best. We pray, but do we really leave the outcome up to Him or do we try to handle in on our own and in our own way and time. Again, His ways are always best, trust in Him."

Thanks you Jenny for being such a great example to me as a 

Mother.  You really are a superhero Mommy!  Praying for 

your family!

Lincoln and his Mommy

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