Archive for November, 2006

Put your best foot forward…

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

…and then promptly sprain it.

Yes, what better way to start ones training campaign for ones first marathon than to give ones ankle a thorough spraining?

Mid-way through my second training run, a misguided sideways leap to cross the central reservation in the road ended in the proverbial tears and a torrent of shamefully colourful language.

Unfortunately, being 2 miles away from home and without my mobile, my only option was to hobble home, my shuffles punctuated with verbal outbursts in a continuing colourful theme. I hope there were no children within earshot, and if there were I sincerely apologise for disturbing your Thanksgiving festivities so crudely.

To make matters worse, it probably took me a good couple of hours before I could get any ice on it. 24 hours later, it had turned a delightful shade of purple and assumed pedial proportions more befitting an elephant than a human being.

Definitely one for the scrap book, and, thanks to the wonders of digital technology, reproduced here for your viewing pleasure.

'tis But a Sprain

Obviously a less-than-ideal way to start a marathon bid, and I’m bitterly disappointed. I’m hopeful for a speedy recovery, but I would have to admit that things aren’t looking good. I suppose all that can be done is to wait and see.