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.