My Visit with the Ortho

I finally had my visit with the orthopedist yesterday for my right ankle.
If you missed that post, you can read it here.

Anyway, after what felt like FOREVER they take me back and I am seen by a physician.
Of course, I forgot to shave my legs. But he wasn’t cute so I guess it doesn’t matter.

Anyway, he had me walk back and forth and rolled and massaged my ankles.
Whatever it is that they have to do. He asked me all the typical questions, blah blah blah. And then he left to converse with the doctor I was actually there to see. Geez.

So the other doctor comes in. And he asks me the same questions but a little more in depth. And he watches me walk and plays with my ankles too. {BTW he wasn’t cute either}

And then he asks me to roll my ankle in a circle. Of course, I comply.
And the sucker pops everytime I roll it. It has ALWAYS DONE THIS.
The doctor starts to nod and I hear a affirming grunt. He knows what’s up. 

Loose Tendon. That is how he explains it to me at first. {Well, DUH!}

To be more precise, he has diagnosed me with subluxation of the peroneal tendon. {Hmmm….isn’t this what I googled and thought it was too….hmmmm.}

In a nutshell, my tendon is loose. It happened from an injury like a sprain. He said it is very possible I wasn’t even aware of the sprain. So the tendon is trying to move out of it’s groove and the snapping I would feel was it trying to “snap” back into place.

What next? Can I run?


no no no

But I need to get an MRI.
To be specific a “3 Tesla MRI” of my right ankle w/o contrast.

This test is to evaluate me for a “PB split tear” {what is that?!}, “osteochondral lesion” as I am suffering from “ankle instability”.

So, no running. Nothing high impact to be exact.
We will discuss treatment options after he reviews my MRI.

Mommy can NOT run…and it sucks

–Avoid anything high impact–

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Well, this sucks.

The words no runner wants to hear. But I heard them, loud and clear from my podiatrist. At first it didn’t quite sink in that I wouldn’t be allowed to run. I thought he was only referring to my new love for Zumba which I am POSITIVE is the major contributor to my ankle problem.

But no, Mommy can not run or do Zumba at least until she is cleared by a orthopedist.

It's not fair!

I guess you want to know WHY I WENT TO THE FOOT DOCTOR, HUH?

Blame my husband. Just kidding. He loves me. But he is why I went.
We were camping & hiking with the kids when he noticed what had been bothering me all week.
Every morning I would wake and as soon as I would take a step onto my right foot -BAM!

“Is there a rubberband holding my foot together?”

It sure felt like if I put any pressure on that foot, this so-called rubber-band would snap and that it would be very painful. So i babied that foot. And after say 15-20 minutes, that snapping characteristic would disappear as if nothing had happened.

My husband had me scared. He has me terrified that I possibly tore a tendon. I mean, he IS a paramedic – he probably knows what he is talking about, RIGHT? I promised to see a doctor as soon as we got home.

So what did I do to ease my mind? I googled that monster.

What did I find? It is possible that I have subluxation of my peroneal tendon <–click to learn more


The Color Run presents the 2014 Kaleidoscope Tour!

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Known as the #Happiest5K  on the Planet, The Color Run is a must-do for anyone looking to have a good time. It is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. 

Now the single largest event series in the USA, The Color Run has exploded since the start and has more than tripled in growth, hosting more than 170 events in 30+ countries in 2013.


 This is 5K Magic like only The Color Run can do.

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The 2014 Kaleidoscope Tour is hitting cities like never before with amazing new participant gear (t-shirt, headband, wrist band and sling bag) , Fresh music, and Color crazy race attractions.


 I did The Color Run last November with my mom, cousin and friends and it was AMAZING!!! And because I am super close to Baltimore, I want to shout out that The Color Run will be back on November 15, 2014 and will once again be benefiting the Cool Kids Campaign.

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Please post this link to sign up and register:

Promo code COLOR5OFF will give $5 off a registration to ANY city.
Important: code must be entered at time of registration, cannot be retro-applied.
Also please type the code in, do not copy/paste. Not valid with other discounts or promotions.



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An Award? For Me? YAY!!!

Life has been super busy lately. The family and I have been spending most of our free time at the gym doing classes or swimming or heading to the Maryland Zoo. And I work a full-time desk job so by the time I come home the computer is the last thing I want to look out.
Thus, my blog does not get as much attention as I would like.

So the other day, I bit the bullet and logged into WordPress to check things out.
I had a “comment” to approve. —>COOL! {as a new blogger you know this a big deal}

I find the comment waiting for approval and my fellow reader has nominated me as a very inspiring blogger.


 …I swear I almost cried. How sweet! I mean I totally did not see that coming.

I want to give a big thank you to Sara at Sweaty Mess Mama for the nomination! You definitely pushed my confidence up :)

Alone with being nominated comes some rules.

  • Thank and link to the person who nominated you.
  • List the rules and display the award.
  • Share seven facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.

Seven Facts about Mommy Can Run (you can call me Courtney)


  1. I run to be able to runDisney one day.
    <—I confess, I am a Mousejunkie
  2. My husband runs too! He is training for his first full.
  3. I can recite my alphabet backwards in 5 seconds.
  4. I graduating high school with 7 years perfect attendance.
  5. I have a degenerative cartilage condition in my knees. I creek horribly when bending them or going upstairs.
  6. I have three children 10, 5, and 3 and 2 dogs.
  7. I almost went to college to study meteorology. Tornados fascinate me.

My 15 blogs I love and find inspiring. It was hard to pick only 15!


Mud and Suds in the Morning!

5K Foam Fest #fkfoamfest #fitapproach #sweatpink

Tomorrow is the day! The 5K Foam Fest has arrived in Baltimore and I am ready to go…kind of.

I am actually a little nervous. I am afraid of heights. I am not a good climber. I hate the heat. And, YES I KNOW, I did the Warrior Dash but my husband was with me. Who will keep me safe?

Thanks goodness for girlfriends!!! Amber from Fit Foodie Runs will be racing with me for her BIRTHDAY!!! You heard me, this is her birthday race!

So I know that without a doubt I will have a great time tomorrow. I am just a little nervous about the obstacles.

Now, I don’t mind mud…

5K Foam Fest Mud Pit

or bouncy houses and foam…

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I have issues with heights.
C’mon, it is called the Death Drop!


Influenster – earning freebies for your opinion


I am addicted to Influenster. It is almost like a continuous ONLINE research program. It has a ton of categories with thousands of products that need reviews so other members can see what the hype {or what stinks} about a product. This allows us to become informed about products we are considering or to see if others feel how we feel about the products.

The more active you are, the higher your score becomes and the better chance you have for receiving a VoxBox.


this is an example of a VoxBox
this is an example of a VoxBox

A Voxbox is the title of the programs Influenster offers to it’s most influencing Influensters ;)
There are many different Voxbox programs that occur at the same time and they change a lot.

Voxboxes contain complimentary products to be reviewed by Influenster members. Members use and review the items in their box and share their thoughts on Influenster pages, their blogs and all of their social media pages to get their product opinions out on the web. These reviews are vital for those of us consumers as well as the manufacturers so they can understand what works and what doesn’t with their products.

Thinking of joining Influenster? Send me your email and I will send you a special link for signing up. And please click on the Influenster badge on the right side of this page to see what my profile looks like and to allow Influenster to see that I am spreading the word.

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Baltimore Women’s Classic ’14

Last Sunday was the Baltimore Women’s Classic downtown and I was so excited to be able to do it for the first time. I had heard that there were hot guys at the finish line with wet towels, water, roses and your medal. So I didn’t hesitate with signing up. I mean c’mon HOT GUYS?!!! What an incentive to finish a race!!! And the #BWC is only a 5K so this would be a piece of cake.


I was wrong.

Okay, so that is being a bit dramatic. The weather was average and it didn’t rain like I really thought it was going to. I even got to carpool and run with my very best running buddy, Amber, from Fit Foodie Runs.



Of course, Mother Nature blessed me with her appearance for yet another race but I was not about to let her ruin my day. This race was mine. I was going to own it. I had just completed a 10K a month ago anyway.

So after a potty break and grabbing our piece of PlowOn – we did our stretches and headed to the finish line. And off we went.

And it sucked. I have heard that come areas of Baltimore are nice looking but we obviously were not running in that area.
And there was no breeze to be found. There was nowhere for a breeze to come through.

Not to mention, WATER??? Where the hell is my water station?! I kept hearing that it was close and we eventually found it – about half way through the race. Yeah, Yeah I know. I am complaining about not getting water until halfway through a 5K but this is Baltimore. It is hot, there is no air and people kept yelling that we were almost to it.

Do not sike us up for water if we are nowhere near the hydration point.

After the second water station, I popped a second piece of PlowOn. I needed that extra push. But I think it may have been a bad move on my part. I thought I was going to throw up but I survived {thank goodness!}. The last .25mile or so of the race was nice. We were routed around the Inner Harbor and THERE WAS AIR!!! And the end of was near too!!! We smiled and goofed for our photos as we neared the finished.

Clearing the corner before the big finish, Sandy from So What? I Run was there pushing us on.


I booked it. My legs felt like they were a mile long and ever so graceful. It was over!!! Woohoo, I did it!!!

Hot guys? They were not there this year. But I did get a ice cold towel {I loved this idea}, bottle of water, rose and the most adorable medal.


We went back to watch some more runners finish, visited with the guys from PlowOn some more and headed home.

Will I do this race again? Of course. It is, after all, for the girls and for cancer. It was fun. Perhaps it just wasn’t my day for a run.

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As a runner, I have that one special thing to get me through my workout. For me it is gum. Not only does it help me keep my mouth from going dry, it also helps keep my mind off of my breathing. So when I read post after post about PlowOn gum – I had to try it.

This afternoon as I headed out for a run, I popped a piece.
I was pleasantly surprised at the taste – IT IS GOOD! Definitely different but not in a bad way either.

So I head up to the school with my littles ones and get them situated on the playground and start my run around the track. Now my normal pace is 13min. Today my pace started out around an 11:30 pace. I thought to myself “Crap. Slow down, you are going to burn out.” But I couldn’t slow down, my body was just moving at that speed today. My run ended after a mile and a half with a pace of 11:02. I was elated and I believe I have PlowOn to thank for the extra boost of energy.

PlowOn gum is spearmint flavored with caffeine, taurine, green tea extract and ginseng. It is used as an energy supplement and makes a better alternative than energy drinks that are full of sugar and calories.

PlowOn can be purchased here. Prices start at just $2.99 a pack and can be purchased in large quantities.

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I would have ran farther but I kept getting stopped by the cutest kids demanding hugs and kisses.



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Do you Zulily? *Mom Post*


#Zulily #Leapfrog

Zulily has appeared in my facebook feed so many times in the past few years, I finally caved and bought something. I had to try it at least once, they have the cutest items and  selection changes daily.

AND they have something for EVERYONE! That’s right, everyone. Women, men, kids, babies, maternity, housewear, etc. Under Armour, Stride Rite, Disney, Nickelodeon, Little Tikes are just some of the popular brands that can be offered and become available daily.

Today’s awesome merchandise on Zulily is Leapfrog. I love Leapfrog. My two little ones each have a Leappad and I swear by it. It is a lifesaver in the car, the doctor’s office or just for quiet time.

They have multiple items available, including: Leappad bundles, accessories, Leapsters and software.
The bundles are a steal at $49.99 (retail at $100)

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Zulily offers great incentives too. Share your personal link with your friends. When someone uses your link to sign up and make their first purchase you earn a $15 credit.
You can also purchase a free shipping plan through Zulily. I may have to do this soon because I think Zulily is my newest addiction and will be very handy at Christmas.



5K Foam Fest coming to Baltimore July 12 (and a bonus for you!)

#sweatpink #5kfoamfest

Love mudruns and obstacle races?
You will love the 5K Foam Fest.

The foam fest is the newest rage in mud obstacle races with the addition of foam to the course.
Obstacles vary by location but will not disappoint.


I am in Maryland, so I will be attending the Baltimore race on July 12.

  • There will be 16+ obstacles, including: mud crawl, lily pads, mud pits, slides, walls to climb…the list goes on.
  • Runners will receive a finisher’s medal, a t-shirt, photo and (for those 21 and over) an alcoholic beverage -courtesy of Mike’s Hard Lemonade
  • Charity partner is the Kennedy Krieger Institute to work with A Child’s Hope Foundation to help build orphanages.

And guess what? I have Promo code for you!!!
Sign up for ANY 5KFoamFest event and use code: FF6024 to save $5