Monday, May 19, 2008

POST OF REPORTS

1-JOB REPORT!
My interview for Health Canada went really well. I'm very happy. Remember a few weeks ago, Health Canada put the Bisphenol A on the list of dangerous chemicals? I talked about this issue at my interview and that I wanted to work on projects with that sort of impact for Canadians and their health. I think I really impressed one of the interviewer! As the women interviewing me proceeded to say that she was a researcher on that project! After that she was more that friendly with me, I tought I was in a meeting with a friend. =) If I make the cut, they will keep my name in a list of people and any employer from Health Canada could call me. They have jobs opening now so I'm hoping since I am done they will offer me a job first... They told me I should know within 1-2 months... just gotta wait now.


2-FOOT REPORT!
I meet my podiatrist on Wed (the 14) and he suggested I go for the cortisone injection for my very bad PF. I've been dealing with this issue since last November, I have tried so many thing and spent a LOT of money with no results. I haven't been running much in the past 2 months and even that didn't help reduce the pain, plus lots of stretching when I wake up. Apparently, this injection is the last resort and should clear the PF completely...

However, the good news is that I still have access to 300$ of physiotherapy coverage! My insurance coverage is long gone for chiropractic care and I had completely forgot about the physiotherapy money. And, a running maniac friend suggested the cold laser therapy whic can be done by a physiotherapist. So, I will try this in the meantime (of waiting for the injection). Hopefully, it will help me solve my problem and I could just cancel the cortisone shot. I also got the Strassburg sock and I'm trying to get use to it. Since I sleep on my front it is very hard to have the foot in that position! But after one day, I didn'T wake up limping.

I also got my orthotics fixed on Thursday and I am wearing them consistentely. I ran with them this morning and it went really well. I am hoping that this adapted orthotics (longer and heel gel) will make a difference. I had stopped wearing them as they were half lenght and causing blisters when I ran. Hope all these changes will be good for this Freakin foot!!


3-RUNNING REPORT!
Run it forward: So, I've started a LTR program with my aunt and my dad, who are both overweight. We're aiming for 20 mins of consistent running. Since I'm at home and can't run for long, its the best time to get them started! I will be there to motivate them and we can all do it for fun. We will celebrate with a 5K race at the end of the 9 weeks. So far, so good =)
With getting ready for the interview and taking the bus to my brother's place (Ste-Luce-Sur-Mer) I hadn't run in 3 days.

8 comments:

Marcy said...

Oooohhhh chica sounds like positive news on all fronts ;D ;D Very nice, very nice!

anners said...

Happy to hear that you kicked butt at your interview! And it's wonderful that you are doing LTR with your Dad and Aunt! Let's get some more running maniacs on the road...hehe! :)

yumke said...

So cool getting your family running! and good luck with the job.. health canada would be interesting to work for!

Runner Leana said...

Glad the interview went well! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. Oh, I hope you find some relief for your PF! Good luck.

Arcane said...

well i hope you get the job. Sound interesting. seems that you've gotten the pf figured out for now. Hope it gets better.

Steve Schumph said...

Good luck on all fronts!!! Having just gone through an injury myself, I know how frustrating that can be. Here is hoping that your injury is behind you soon.

Running by.... said...

Good luck on the job front. It sounds really promising! Good luck with your foot too, sounds like the worse might just be behind you.

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