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  • bqx40 1:09 pm on June 22, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Possible mild sprain? 

    I’ve noticed that there is some barely noticeable swelling on the lower inside part of my ankle. There is also a slight, half-dollar sized, bruise on the inside just in front my achilles tendon.

    The situation has improved greatly from Friday, but I’ll have to see how the healing progresses. I may test the ankle at lunch tomorrow. I don’t know yet.

  • bqx40 3:58 pm on June 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Overdid the Thursday workout. 

    Ran 8.26 miles in 1:04:36 yesterday. Felt plantar fasciitis-like pain in front of my heel. After walking down two flights of stairs, I felt even more generalized pain in the ankle and heel areas.

    Today, I’ve been using biofreeze, ibuprofen, ice, and a ankle support. My ankle occasionally pops, and everything magically feels better briefly.

    Sometimes I feel okay walking around. Sometimes, I feel like I’m dragging my foot sideways to avoid the pain. Looks like legs are going to get a lot more recovery time before starting back on any training programs.

    • Kirsten 5:09 pm on June 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Aww…no, I’m sorry. Sounds like your foot and my knee are in kahootz. Hope this is a very short-lived injury issue.

  • bqx40 6:13 am on June 19, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    If you’re talking on a cell phone… 

    If you’re talking on a cell phone (at 7 am, even) so intently that you cannot see what is in front of you and cannot remember your turn signal… Hang up, or park your car.

    And don’t park your car on or across the sidewalk. It’s for pedestrians, not cars.

    If you cannot see the area you’re about to drive into, whether from sun, rain, snow, or dirty windshield, do NOT proceed. These are not excuses for a hitting cyclist or pedestrian.

    I understand that the American driving public is unfamiliar with the purpose of a crosswalk, but they are not to be used for target practice. Especially in a parking lot.

    • Kirsten 6:38 am on June 19, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Uh, oh…is this a general rant or did something happen this AM? Hope you’re OK.

    • Blaine Moore 8:34 am on June 19, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I can think of 2 ways that rarely fail to get a driver’s attention. The first is to slide across the hood “Dukes of Hazzard” style, and the second is to run over the roof of the car.

      I’ll note that I haven’t done anything that reckless since I was in college, but it worked every time I tried or that I saw it done. Usually we had to chase the car down and catch up to it at a stop light though.

      One of my teammates had some racial epithets yelled at him as the car went by, and he caught them at a stop light. He didn’t run over the car, he just reached through the window, pulled the kid out of the passenger seat and threw him onto the hood. I think that managed to get the point across.

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