Yesterday morning I drove about ten miles south to meet a sports medicine orthopedic guy about my ankle.
He took an x-ray of both legs (posterior tibial stress fracture in the left, nothing in the right!) and an MRI of my left ankle (results pending!). He also told me that I might need to think about cross-training as I work toward the 5K gig.
Me: Does that have anything to do with swimming? Because I can’t swim.
Doctor: No. I’m talking about the treadmill and perhaps a stationary bike.
Me: Would you like me to ride a horse? I’ve never ridden one!
Doctor: No horses.
Me: How about snowboarding?!
Doctor: The MRI technician said she can work you in right now. You’ll need to go downstairs to check in.
Me: Shall I contact the United States Curling Association for membership information?
Doctor: Here. Wear this for two weeks.
14 thoughts on “Der Stiefel!”
Oh my, it was not a sprainy thing all that time after all. Rest it up and eat your calcium-rich veggies while it heals!
Thinking of you. Hope it feels better soon. I think my body was telling me to take up another sport.
I was told that there is a female curling team in the town where I work. It is totally amateur (think bowling league) and I want in on that action. My move back to Wisconsin from Missouri has been full of surprises!
Ummm. did I mention my whole Wii boot experience? yeah… been there, done that, still have my boot… I loved my boot. Sometimes I pull it out and wear it for no reason.
Oy. Not a very auspicious beginning to your running career….I’d stick to curling. The ice may be problematic, but much less sweating involved (or, so I would guess.).
your persistence, in both running and injuring yourself, is amazing. : ) hope the foot is better soon. I actually wear something similar while I sleep thanks to raging plantar fasciitis. weeee. fun.
One word…yogurt! (Healed my ridiculously shattered wrist in a much shorter time than predicted…the orthopod told me I was a calcium making machine…)
Love the critter in the pic!
Oh no! Good thing you went to the specialist!
If you wanted to, you could ride the stationary bike with that boot on. Also – you can read and ride a stationary bike. Also – you can read at the same time!
I can’t take my eyes off the roiling dog mass under your very attractive boot.
Is it possible to knit on a stationary bike or is that like trying to rub your head and pat your tummy at the same time?
(Hope you have a speedy recovery.)
Looks like it runs in the family…
Get well soon!
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