Great meeting up with you one last time here in LR. For those of you who have not had the pleasure of meeting Jose in real life, he is an amazing guy. We will miss you!!
….until December, when we hope to see you again:)
It really is a shame that I must go. But I promise we shall meet again… Hopefully for a 50 Miler later this year!!!
If it wasn’t…
If it wasn’t for my broken wrist, I would have started my first 50K a few minutes ago. :(
After almost two hours of waiting, I finally got to see Dr. Frazier for five minutes.
The verdict: I need to get a CT scan. He says the fracture extends into the joint and he wants to make sure the gap in the break isn’t more than 2 mm wide, otherwise it will need to be surgically repaired. Based on the X-ray, he does not think it will be necessary. Also, the break is stable enough to where I probably won’t need a cast, which is good. Although I was secretly hoping to have one for people to sign…
But the best news he gave me is that I can resume running in a few weeks, once all the swelling has gone down!!
This is a chance that this ultramarathon may still happen after all!
Anna-style injury GPOY.
I still can’t believe I broke my wrist. Or that I got stitches on my knee. A few minutes before my spill, I distinctly remember thinking to myself how this particular trail was not one you would want to fall on because of the rocks. Yet that’s exactly what I did. And the 2.5 mile walk back to the car was long and painful.
Today my wrist felt better. Still in a bit of pain but not as bad as yesterday. My knee, however, is worse. It is bruised, tender, swollen. It hurts to walk and it oozes clear liquid from the deep cut. Who knew trail running could be so life threatening?!?!
Hopefully tomorrow I will get to see the orthopedic specialist I’ve been referred to. This guy specializes in hands and is apparently the best in the state. And if all goes well, I will leave his office with a cast.
Wish me luck!
This afternoon I went out on my first ever trail run with Milo. The plan was to do 10 miles on the Ouachita Trail in preparation for my upcoming 50K in July. Unfortunately, today was not my day.
I managed to go about 2-1/2 miles. And as I tried to jump over a tree that was in the way, my right foot caught the top of the log. I fell forwards, breaking my left wrist and slicing my right knee open.
Now I’m home, with stitches in my knee, and a splint for my wrist. It sucks. And it hurts. And I’m bummed about my run. Hopefully I can get this thing looked at Monday to get a cast. And I hope to start running again soon.
This 50K is still happening!
If it weren’t for the high humidity I would say it felt perfect this morning. Temps in the high 50’s, with 72% humidity.
Another 4.5 miles done with up-side down Milo at 9:17 pace. I think I am slowly starting to get acclimated to these high humidity running conditions again. I’m getting faster!
There is nothing like a nice, sweaty run first thing in the morning to start your day right.
Oh, and I am beginning to wake up before my alarm even goes off. Am I becoming a morning person!?!?!?
4.5 miles at 9:32 pace.
Winston Churchill once said “If you’re going through hell, keep going”. And today, I did just that.
Highlights of today’s run:
1. Milo learned about turtles and was totally freaked out.
2. About halfway through my run, I got to refuel with a few handfuls of mulberries.
3. Milo was hot, so he kept pulling me towards every patch of shade along the trail so he could lay down to rest.
4. It was so hot when we finished running that my shirt was glowing red-hot.
Total for today: 10 blistering hot miles at 9:57 pace in 88 degree heat.