Monday, October 06, 2008

Negative.

The x-ray was negative. So, we're back to a strained tendon, or shin splints. Maybe. The doc said that I must be built for this, if this is the first injury that I've had. I told him about the IT Band issues back in April, and he blinked and said, well, still, if you've done all that in one year (5 marathons, an Ironman, a 50K, a relay, and several sprint distance events, but who's counting?) and all you've had is a couple of overuse injuries, that's pretty good.

I'm going to do a lot of water "running" and elliptical trainer "running" this week. This Sunday, we'll go out to a trail somewhere, wherever Baboo picks. Someplace mostly flat, I hope. We'll see how I feel. Our plan was to do a lot of high altitude running, and I was hoping to do the crest trail again, but Baboo's thinking is not so rocky.

Now, the Palo Duro 50K also has a 20K. I can switch to that if I run into trouble, and walk it.

So that's my thinking, for right now. My leg hasn't hurt since Saturday, and even then, it just a twinge. I'm seeing what might be a bruise finally showing. Not sure what that means.

Now all I need to do is find my keys and get my ipod out of my car so I have some tunes.

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10 comments:

  1. Hope it feels better soon!

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  2. Glad your leg has no obvious signs of injury but honestly I'm so distracted by this cool blog template that I sort of missed the rest. Oh yea - trails...flat... no rocks... sounds perfect.

    Love the template - love it.

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  3. Glad your leg is feeling better. Take care.

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  4. You're doing the right thing - you'll be good as new in no time :)

    I was impressed with your aqua jogging at the pool this morning ;)

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  5. Yea for a negative - or is that some sort of oxymoron statement. Honestly, I think I have to agree - you've done some major races without too much in the way of injuries - so that is great. Of course, it does nothing for the race you skipped and the next one on the horizon. So, good luck and hope you are healing as we speak...

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  6. What good news about your x-ray - and what good feedback from the doctor too :)

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  7. Whew! Am I glad you don't have a stress fracture. Sounds like your leg is getting better Hope you get to run the 50K.

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  8. Yay! No stress fracture! Will be looking forward to the 50K report if all healing goes well.

    Love the new blog look!

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  9. check out prolotheraphy. It's worked for me!

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  10. Glad it's not a stress fracture! Rest up!

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