Friday, March 11, 2011

Day 11...Resolve!

My swelling is down and my spirits are high this morning. 

I am icing, taking anti-inflamatories and staying off my leg as much as I can. 

After talking with Dr. Dave extensively last night and Dr. Troy this morning (thanks again, John T.), the current plan, no matter what the specialist tells me today, is to continue on tomorrow. 

I will start slow, jog a bit, walk a bit and see what my body will allow me to get away with.  There is no reason, with me being 15% into this that I cannot recover and move along.  If this was a baseball game, we are only in the top of the 2nd inning...lots of game left to change.  

7:30 miles are probably not in my near future, but if I can average 5 MPH, I can do 50 miles in 10-11 hours.  I can do this with a run/walk/shuffle.

I will use today to recover a bit, realign some of the stuff in the support vehicle and approach to the run that have been nagging me a bit, but not enough to fix every night.  One of thes things is to figure out how to get more calories in.  Pants that I started in are hanging loosely! 

As I close, thank you for the out pouring of get well wishes, prayer and support.  I will prevail.  Period.

AT Moore of Alone and Unafraid sent me this poem a while back.  I like it....especially the last paragraph....I think it applies here.


Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.    (Okay, maybe it is just my leg!)

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

No more updates today.  Tomorrow, I am going to get an early start and march on!


  1. Like your spirit Tex. Pound some carbs and protein and enjoy the rest.

  2. One of my personal favorite quotes is by a petty cool cat for her day, E Roosevelt

    "We gain strength, and courage and confidence by each experience in which we really stop and look fear in the face...we must do that which we think we cannot."

    I never really thought that you wouldn't keep running. We could always build you one of those little carts with wheels that they strap onto to a dog's wounded leg. The dogs just keep plowing on and seem perfectly content. Looking forward to your progress on Saturday!

  3. Roxy, would welcome company tomorrow as I get back on the road. Thank you. Please call my cell and we can figure out where/when would be a good spot. Cell is 415.297.5154!

    Stacey, thanks for the quote and smile re: dog wagon. I was actually thinking of the Scooter new website...."My Red Scoot Across America"!!!

  4. Great news Ed and yet we are not surprised. Absolutely keep marching step at a time and we will the hear hearts and prayers. Here is a quote I want to share; "“When you walk with purpose you collide with destiny.” Bertice Berry

    San Diego here you come!!

  5. Hi Ed,

    I found another quote that is YOU!!!

    “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams.

    Thanks for being the leader we all aspire to!!

  6. I don't have a good quote...

    But I saw this and it might help...

    You are the road runner...speedy gonzolez, no es bueno