Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Just When I Thought I Was Getting Better, This Happens

I'm self diagnosing my newest ailment...I'm fuming...Bye-bye New York City Half Marathon. Hello rest and ibuprofen. It's nearly 70 degrees outside, and will be that warm for the next 5 days. So now I'm even more mad. This sucks.

Update: It's 10 p.m., and I just received the following e-mail...Now I'm mad AND depressed
Your name: Rick
Your race number: 497780

Start: East Drive between 95th and 96th Streets
Finish: West Side Highway near Chambers Street
Race Details: See the race page

Please bring a printout of this e-mail and a photo ID with you when you come to pickup; this e-mail will be collected at the NYC Half-Marathon Expo.
You must pick up your own race materials at the Metropolitan Pavilion North, 110 West 19th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), from March 18 to 20.
No one else can pick up these materials for you, and you will not be able to do so on race morning.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. | Friday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. |
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. sharp
Write the name and phone number of a race-day emergency contact on the back of your bib.
On Sunday:
Use the clear bag provided—no other bags will be accepted—to check any personal items at the UPS truck on Fifth Avenue (between 97th and 102nd Streets) corresponding to your bib number between 6:00 and 7:00 a.m sharp. Enter your start corral by 7:15 a.m.
This race will have a three-hour limit; anyone who is not able to maintain a
13:45-per mile pace or less will be picked up along the course starting at approximately mile 8 and will be transported to the finish.
Beginning at 7:30 a.m. EDT, your friends and family can watch live race coverage on Universal Sports TV or stream the race on You can set your DVR to watch it later, catch the archived on demand footage at, or check our website for familiar faces on Flotrack's feeds from the course.


Hannah said...


Meg said...

What???? Say it ISN'T so. Gosh, maybe we made too big a deal about your missing the PT office visits. Boo, hoo.

Silvergirl said...

Sorry to hear about your knee!!I was really routing for you this weekend in the 1/2! Well, don't worry there will be plenty more of them out there for you to run!
As a side note, i am so new to this blogging thing- and i am wondering how i respond to your comment on my site so that you can read it-is there even such a way? or do i just respond on my commment section?? (loved the bridge over troubled water comment!!)

ajh said...


Cynthia O'H said...

Ice, ice, ice - and rest. You never know; if this came on suddenly, you might recovery quickly too. Crossing fingers.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

That sucks.... :( So sorry.

Julie said...

Oh Rick, I am so sorry about your bummer news:(

Leelee said...

Dang....I am so sorry!! I hope the knee issue resolves itself quickly....and yes, lots of ice.....please

Staci Dombroski said...

I am so sorry!!

Anonymous said...

I feel your pain (in my hip) and that really sucks. We should meet up halfway and drink away our non-running this weekend sorrows.

Whitney said...

That totally sucks!!!

Lisa said...

What the hell? Did I miss something? You hurt your knee?

OMG, I'm so sorry that you aren't able to run the half. I know how badly you wanted it. But really, it makes more sense not to run with injuries so I think you are doing the right thing. Especially with all the other issues you've been having, maybe this is a sign that you shouldn't run it.

Take care of yourself so you can keep running.

lindsay said...

Wait WHAT?!? Dude this blows. But, I guess it also answers your question from the other day... I hope the pain is fading so this doesn't become another stretch of PT. Or maybe that's what you're going for here? Is "Hot Lindsay" a knee-therapy specialist? ;-)

Feel better Rick!

Anonymous said...

What? I am not pleased with this news. Rachael and Rachael are very upset. We're having a conference with knee in just a moment.

Tara said...

Seriously??? That's terrible! Ice it like mad, maybe it is just a little tight!

Adam Culp (Crazy Floridian) said...

Man, that sucks. Hopefully you have been R.I.C.E.'ing it and there is hope.

Anais said...

I feel like I'm cheating because I know what happens... or like I started a book by reading the end lol!