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I'll make you laugh, or break my neck trying. This is usually accomplished with daily bouts of swimming, biking and running. A former "chub-a-holic," I got fit and healthy the good old fashioned way and went from a mid-pack athlete to top age group runner and triathlete. I'm a Writer and USAT Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach. I guess that makes me part Tina Fey and part Jillian Michaels. Visit my coaching site at www.fomotraining.com

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

MRA Results

Question: What do you call the person who since April of 2008 has done 2 Marathons, 1 Ultra-Marathon, 3 Half-Ironmans, a Half Marathon, and 2 Full Ironmans??

Answer: A fit and healthy candidate for surgery


Poopers...Results of MRA received today and the result is a hip labral tear and cyst. The labrum is a ring of cartilage that protect the head of the thigh bone from rubbing against the hip joint. Apparently, mine is torn. Ouchie... Potential candidate for surgery :-( Not the news I was hoping to receive, but at least I now know what the problem is.

Will know more by the end of the week...






10 comments:

Spokane Al said...

Wow - I hope this is something that can be readily rectified.

Injuries suck!

I'll be sending good thoughts your way.

KCWoodhead said...

Booooooooo. I am so sorry you are going through this. I will keep you and your labrum in my prayers!!

I also think the wheelchair bike is pretty cool looking - I am sure the tri community could invest in a few and pass them around.

Meredith said...

But maybe by having the surgery you can recover quicker and get back to training for St. George.

Ulyana said...

WOW, what a year!

I'm sorry about the bad news, but you are right - at least now you know what to do.

Viv said...

The answer to the question in my opinion is an amazing athlete!! I hope some time off will help heal but if surgery is the answer then there is a plan of action in tow. Thining of ya!

Jen said...

I had surgery in April '09 for a labral tear in my hip. Had great results!

Let me know if you have any questions and if you need a reference.

greyhound said...

Gosh, that stinks. Injuries always scare and depress me, but Jen sounds like you have reasons to be really confident. I can't think of anything I have to offer except positive mojo, but if we can help . . . .

Frank said...

Sorry to hear about your injury. You might ping Rich LeGrand. I think he had a similar injury.

CoachLiz said...

Dang! That is a bum deal. But here is the positive news. If you have a good surgeon who understands the athlete he is dealing with, you should have a quick recovery and be able to get back to training sooner than you might think.

Keep us updated.

WADDLER26.2 said...

So sorry--- I wish you all the best and success with the treatment.