Monday, September 15, 2008

Scotty, beam me out of September

This week I will find out if my running days, at least for the next several months, are over due to a stress fracture in my left tibia, meaning no Eurasia Marathon for me. Needless to say, I'm pretty bummed about this prospect as I've been training for this event for most of the year.

Seems like it's just been that kind of month, starting with the 3am drumming sessions for Ramadan. I don't deal well with chronic sleep deprivation and I just can't seem to sleep through the morning rhythms, another thing that I envy Ev for -- he can sleep through virtually anything. I'm sure when the 9.0 magnitude quake hits the Bul, he'll snooze right through that too. Work is bordering on harrowing as we're understaffed right now and have to meet an early deadline for Ramadan.

Please evacuate me from this month!

4 comments:

Bas - Istanbul Expat said...

What... earthquake? Uhohhhh ^_^

So far I've been lucky to stay in areas without these Ramadan drummers.

Bev said...

Sorry about your fractured tibia=( That sucks. My right knee has been feeling kind of weird. I'm hoping it isn't Runner's knee or I'll be out of training as well.

Anonymous said...

So, are you running the marathon?
Not sure if you saw my comment to your initial blog about running it a few months back.
Good luck.

Ozlem P.
ozlempaget@yahoo.com

Devi said...

Hi Ozlem, Thanks for reading. I won't be able to run it this year as my doc confirmed I have a stress fracture in my tibia. Thus, I can't run at all for the next few months. Was pretty disappointed for awhile, esp. since it the marathon is so close now. Anyways, have a good race. The weather here has been ideal, so hopefully will stay that way for race day.