Game On

July 14, 2008

I saw the orthopedic doctor today.  Good news and a big question mark.  The x-rays were negative for a stress fracture, so I don’t have to worry about that as an issue.  He wasn’t really sure what it was and thought maybe some tendonitis.  He said I am cleared to run and to race on Sunday so I guess that’s what I’ll do.  He’s scheduling me for an MRI and will see me again in two weeks.  That’s the big question mark I’m not excited about.  I’m all about the plan.  Tell me what’s wrong and what I have to do and let’s get moving.  None of this namby-pamby ‘come back in two weeks and we’ll talk about it’.  That stuff makes me crazy.  But at least it’s not a stress fracture.

In other news, I saw ANOTHER bear today.  And it was another up close and personal encounter that lasted about fifteen seconds.  I’m starting to think there’s something to it, you know?  I don’t see a bear for thirty years and then I see two in three days?!?!  I know the bear can be a symbol of introspection which is something I’ve been doing a lot of with GB out of town for almost two weeks.  It’s an interesting thought, anyway.

So now that my pain apparently is not indicative of a major injury, I need to get my head around racing this Sunday – something that I had started to think would not be an option.  Good times.  Good, introspective times.

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One Response to “Game On”

  1. Beth Says:

    Stay away from the bears will ya?! 🙂

    Anyway – great news about no stress fracture although I know it can still be frustrating as the pain is not totally gone. Regardless – at least you can race! Hope the ankle pain disappears as quickly as the bears have appeared in your neck of the woods! Take care!


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