I feel very appreciative for all the support I’ve received thus far from my friends and family during my journey to run the Boston Marathon. I wanted to give everyone a quick update on the marathon + my knee injury. I’ve been getting tweets, texts, and emails from some of you asking what the deal is so here it goes…
After slipping on ice and falling on my knee over 2 months ago while training, I haven’t been able to run over 3-4 miles due to the pain I was experiencing (which was abnormal considering I was already at the 12-15 mile mark when this happened) — after resting for weeks & things were not getting better I made an appointment with a specialist and got an MRI. My results came back — good news, nothing broken or torn but the bad news is I have arthritis in my knee which is obviously something that will never go away like I was hoping. I guess the fall had caused some thickening of my cartilage in the knee which, leaving my knee cap off center and irritated the problem I already had in my joint. So there it is…I’m a 31 year old woman getting cortisone shots along side my grandparents. Awesome.
Most of you know that running is my life, my therapy — so as you can imagine this has been very hard for me to swallow. After a little physical therapy to strengthen my hip muscles (which apparently relieves tension in my knees) I was able to run 20 miles last weekend — I can honestly say, I’m ready for this race which will go down on April 15th. After I run this Marathon I do not plan to run anymore. I’m more of a triathlon girl anyway…stupid marathon.
I am still $3,900 away from reaching my goal I had promised to raise and bring awareness to CampInteractive
. This charity teaches technology skills to inner city children to inspire their futures. I love and believe in what they are doing and of course want you all to know and hear about what they do. I know some of you have already donated to my fundraiser
(THANK YOU!!!) but for those of you that perhaps forgot or don’t have it in the budget right now, no worries. If you could all do me one last favor and help me get the word out that would be just as helpful.
Feel free to use this tweet or revise as you see fit:
- Help @chelsa raise money to teach inner city kids technology skills. Pls donate to her fundraiser here: http://bit.ly/15ankO5
Also, Dennis is very close to making his goal as well. If you want to help him reach his goal you can tweet this:
- Help @dens raise money to teach inner city kids technology skills. Pls donate to his fundraiser here: http://bit.ly/103pFY3
What do ya say, want to help out a couple old fogies like us? (In case you didn’t hear, Dennis had a ‘fractured’ hip last year….talk about old man) Not only do we have to face the Tax Man on April 15th but we also have to face Heartbreak Hill from mile 17 to 21. Wish us luck on both encounters. Thanks again for all your support!!
Arthritis Ridden Chelsa & Old Man Bones Dennis