Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Day 15...sidelined

Feeling pretty bummed at the moment. I got up this morning hopeful that I could at least walk out some miles. Unfortunately, my ankle/shin (my sister Dana called it my shankle) swelling did not go down and in fact has spread. Walking is painful.

I talked with Dr. Dave and he said that the swell spread is not necessarily indicative of anything. It is more likely a result of fluids etc having no where else to go. He agreed with me staying off of it today.

I am going to stay off of it today...

Lots of mental jabbering in my head. Frustration mostly. Worry, for sure. Hope that I can get it back on the road. The sad part is that the rest of my body is feeling like Superman. You are only as strong as the weakest link and right now, my shankle is the weak link.

Looks like I get to catch up on news, work issues and bad TV. And that SUCKS.


  1. I imagine the hardest part of the whole endeavor is mental! Stay positive... we are rooting for you!

  2. Ed- we are pulling for you. Keep it slow and eat plenty. Have you tried compression socks or calf sleeves? Could be worth a try. (John and Melissa)

  3. Hang in there, Ed. Downtime is frustrating, but you need to give your body a chance to repair itself. Think of it as an investment in your next run. Sending good thoughts your way.

    Take Care!

    Pat Frame