Who am I?

Well, I am Mizuno Girl.

I run, sort of a lot.  I also like to swim, and hang around the gym doing well, gym things.

I’m a Registered Nurse, I’m an Infection Preventionist. I work at our very own Level One Trauma Center. My main job is to prevent Surgical Site Infections.  It’s a lot of fun!

I have spent quite a it of time Overseas….mostly in Africa, some in Central and Latin America.  I speak Spanish well, but never mastered any African languages, even Swahili which is beautiful!  If you check out the older posts, from 2007 and 2008, there are several about my time in Nigeria, Liberia, Sudan and such.

Because of my time spent overseas, and my religious affiliation… Society of Friends.
I tend to be involved in various charitable activities that I try to write about here.
I love to read, and from time to time like to share what I am reading here.

In May 2011, I had surgery to repair my left hip labrum and correct a  bony abnormality.  This was to make me a better runner!  In 2014 I suddenly ruptured a disc in my lower back.  I was super blessed to find the right surgeon and am now returning to running.  Follow my journey, and you will see exactly why in the movies Rehab is always shown as a montage.  It takes so long.

My Ultimate goal is Comrades Marathon!  Join me as I build my base and train for the Ultimate Human Race!


9 thoughts on “Who am I?

  1. Hi, I would like to interview you for a post on my site.You are one of the few people I know who has repaired their hip labrum and resume your previous physical activity. Now that you are settled in your new job, I hope you have some time for an interview. I look forward to hearing back from you.

    • SOunds great Asithi! I remember you have a torn labrum but have not had it repaired yet. I am doing Great, though some days still have some aches and pains. But then again dont we all have some aches and pains?

  2. Tiffani says:

    Hi there…can’t tell you how happy I am to have come across your blog. I am local to Central Florida, have been running for 15 years (a couple of fulls, ton of halfs and just did my first tri last month). Anyway, long story short, I got confirmation of a torn hip labrum today. I am sure you know the feeling all too well, but my research has left me feeling so discouraged and I just want to be able to get it fixed and run again. So thanks for putting your story out there. I hope I am back to it eventually like you seem to be! I am going to get at least a couple of opinions…were you happy with your surgeon? Thanks :).

    • I was thrilled with my surgeon. I recommend him highly, and for multiple reasons. I’m going to email you directly to share some information that I probably should not stick out in the public domain… You will be able to run again- for me the key really is keep up on strength exercises- things we sometimes like to ignore to just run. Every time I slack off on them, I feel pain. BUt yes, it is quite a long recovery to full function, but I think you will be surprised at how much better your hip feels once it is fixed…

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