Tuesday, September 12, 2006

how to sabotage your marathon....

In seven easy steps:
  1. Walk three abreast on a sidewalk meant for two.
  2. Let your foot slip off the edge of the sidewalk, turning your ankle and forcing you to take a header onto the concrete.
  3. Land on the bad knee. Or, in your case, the worse knee.
  4. The one that creaks already.
  5. The one connected to the shins that have been bothering you for a week.
  6. Limp along all day just getting from one side of campus to the other.
  7. See the knee swell and ache every time you stand up.
Yeah, I am so not going to be able to do 8 miles on this tomorrow morning. New shoes or not. Damn.

2 comments:

Nytro said...

i hear cadbury eggs work wonders on that. too bad they're out of season. quick question... can chocolate possibly EVER go out of season?

hope your knee and ankle feel better soon. i know what it's like. BELIEVE ME... I KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE.

Downhillnut said...

You might have sabotaged a few runs, but I think the marathon might still survive. Is there much road rash involved?

You know what to do - RICE. While you're resting look up studies showing how less mileage can be beneficial for marathon training ;)

Lose a battle, win the war, eh? Hope your knee feels better soon.