My laziness game is on fleek

It’s nearly August and I think I’ve posted maybe three times this entire summer, which means I’m a shoo-in to win the Laziest Running Blogger Award this year (ah, if only such an award existed!).

I promised myself (and y’all) that I would post at least twice per week and, well, it’s working out to twice per month. I’m sorry, mea culpa, but let’s move on and not look back.

I’ll try to catch you up on everything that’s happened in the last several weeks, but it’s going to be a doozy.

I’ve spent a lot of time on non-running related things, such as:

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drinking Prosecco at movies like “Trainwreck” and “Magic Mike XXL;”

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tormenting my cat (yes, that’s an inflatable unicorn horn); and,

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eating junk food in mass quantities.

I’ve also done a fair amount of running-related things, too, such as going to the Oiselle flagship store’s grand opening in Seattle on July 9!

oiselle opening alsoranagainI took my son because what boy couldn’t benefit from being surrounded by a bunch of female athletes/role models?  The store looked amazing, my son had a good time, I (of course) bought too many things, and I ran into some friends from the Oiselle team.

With Marilyn and Kaleigh outside the new store. Can you tell my 4-foot-tall son took this photo?

With Marilyn and Kaleigh outside the new store. Can you tell my 4-foot-tall son took this photo?

I also happened to run into these two nobodies:

kara goucher lauren fleshman oiselle opening alsoranagainJust kidding; Kara Goucher and Lauren Fleshman are definitely not running nobodies, and they could not have been more gracious when we met them. Kara was particularly sweet to my son, who told her he aspires to run in the Olympics one day.

In other running-related news, I ended up consulting a sports medicine doctor to discuss my persistent right IT band problem. I had basically given up on physical therapy (I know, not smart), and wanted the doc to inject my IT band with steroids, which worked for me a couple of years ago.

I’m pretty much the queen of multi-tasking, because not only did I Instagram while I waited for the doctor, I also researched going to the 2016 Olympic Track & Field Trials.

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Nobody said this was a style blog.

In the end, I decided not to join my Oiselle teammates in Eugene for the Olympic trials (boo!), and the doctor diagnosed me with a right hamstring injury and told me not to run at all for two weeks (boo boo boo!).

I know this will make me sound like an asshole, but I decided not to listen to the doctor. This is a first for me–really. I think his diagnosis is incorrect because I did a crappy job of giving my medical history, and if I’d done a better job of that he would have heard more evidence to prove that I’m dealing with an IT band problem and not a hamstring problem.

I promise I’m not usually this arrogant. But I do believe–to some extent–that I know my own body. And I know my hamstring isn’t the problem.

So I’ve been running. Regularly, in fact. And I actually started running regularly around the time of that doctor’s visit.

Left: Ex. A. Right: Ex. B.

I haven’t posted amazing times or distances (note Exhibits A and B), but I’m slowly building. Right now I’m running four days per week, so that means I’m running considerably more than I’m blogging… So at least I’m not lazy in all areas. Even better, the problem area behind my right knee (where my IT band attaches to my hamstring) hasn’t been bugging me, which is key. I’m going to keep running until pain prevents me from doing so, which so far it hasn’t.

I also have some pretty exciting running-related news to announce in the next couple of weeks. I’m not ready to share it now, partially because I don’t want to jinx anything, but mainly because I don’t want to give you another reason to smack yourself on the forehead and exclaim, “Really, Molly?!?!?!”

I’ll save the next Stupid Molly Trick for another post.

What’s the laziest thing you’ve done (or not done) this summer? Did you see “Trainwreck” or “Magic Mike XXL?” Have you ever ignored a doctor’s advice? How’s your running going?

24 thoughts on “My laziness game is on fleek

  1. Yeah! I am glad you came back to blog because I LOL’ed at least 4x in that post. That doctor’s office selfie is on point!

    Now I am anxiously awaiting what your running news is. Can we get a hint?!

    I did see Magic Mike XXL! It would have been much better with some champagne but I enjoyed it!

    Cheers!

  2. ooooh i’m excited to read your news! and yay for running smart! i also will not be going to eugene and while it’s a bummer, it’s the smart decision. welcome back to blogging! 🙂

  3. I always ignore the doctor’s advice. Well, I take into consideration what they are saying but I ultimately listen to my body. I appreciate the diagnosis and take recommendations for how to rehab whatever it is, but if my body feels better before the designated amount of time I’m told I can’t run, I run. If it doesn’t feel better, I wait. I think the most important thing is to be honest with how you feel, and it seems like you are doing just that!

  4. Tricia Johnson says:

    Im in the same boat as you! I e been doing a horrible job keeping up with my blog too. It’s on the agenda for this weekend though!

    I’m so happy to hear that you’re back in the running game! Congrats! Can’t wait to hear about your announcements!!! Eeekkk!!! And I think you should go to the trails… Just saying!

    If you don’t mind me asking, what did you do for the pain behind your knee? Are you referring to pain on the backside of your leg behind your knee? I’ve been having pain there lately too so I was just curious what you were doing for it.

    • I hope you’re too busy in a good way! It looks like you had fun on the Duck yesterday, We did that for a firm activity a couple of weeks ago.

      The issue I was having was pain behind my knee. It’s located where the IT band and hamstring connect (which is why I think my doctor thinks it’s a hamstring problem). I’ve just been very conservative and don’t run if I have pain. So far it’s working out.

  5. I have to admit…I often ignore the doctor’s advice, as well as straight up avoid the doctor. I think I know my body pretty well, and it sounds like you do too, to know when I have a real injury or if it’s something else. And I feel like I’ve seen too many doctors google things lately, and I can do a good job of that on my own:) Can’t wait to hear your running news!!

    • I know it sounds weird, but I tend to trust my physical therapist more than my doctor when it comes to my running injuries. He spends way more time with me and watches how I move more closely.

  6. YAY!!! I’m so glad to “see” you, Molly! That pic of the paper shorts is definitely on my list of all-time faves. I’m pretty bummed that I won’t see you in Eugene, but I totally get it; I’m boring enough that I don’t have much else to save for or take off work for right now (other than the fact that I just blew a bunch of money on a new house – ha!), so I can make it work. I’m so glad that you’re running again – woo hoo! I’m with you on the doctor’s “recommendation;” I work in a hospital, with a lot of hoity-toity research physicians and the best thing I’ve ever heard one of them say is to always remember that “we’re only practicing medicine.” Truer words have never been spoken, my friend! I’m dying to hear your news!! You’d better not leave us hanging…I know how to get to Tacoma. 😉

  7. Sue @ This Mama Runs For Cupcakes says:

    So glad to see you here!! I’ve been missing your hilarious sense of humor. Those paper pants are H.O.T. 🙂

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