Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Austin Marathon - 11 days and counting

I went to a booster club meeting last night for my daughter's high school drill team which was held in their dance room. They have mirrors up from floor to ceiling all over the place. As I was walking in to take my seat, I looked down in the mirror at my left shin area and was amazed at how red, swollen and inflamed it was, something I had not noticed in looking down at it normally. Thankfully after the meeting was over I ran into one of the team trainers who knows I am a marathoner. She took one look at it and really scolded me for having run at all on it. She recommended I try some ultrasound and switch to Aleve rather than Advil, so I'm scheduling an ultrasound treatment tomorrow and have started with the Aleve.

6 comments:

Full Metal Lunchbox said...

Get that shin of yours checked out before it becomes something evil.

Good luck in Austin.

And do consider coming to Chicago.  It's the 30th anniversary of the Chicago Marathon and I think it's going to be a huge blast this year.

Deb said...

Yikes...that doesn't sound good, but like you said, good thing you saw it and had a second pair of eyes look at it to. Good luck and hope it mends quickly!

Deb said...

P.S. Love the website...especially the quote of the week. Very inspiring! ...awesome job.

Jim said...

Robert . . . thanks for the comment on my site. It is always good to realize how fortunate and blessed we are. It is sad to know that way too many folks take the simple act of walking for granted . . much less running.

I am sorry to hear about the shin. As we say in Alabama-"the hay is in the barn". You have done the training and there is nothing much left to gain by pounding yourself over the next eleven days. I would suggest elliptical or stationary for the next week and then maybe a couple of miles the few days before the marathon. I am not an expert but I do know that when you have an injury, you have to take some time off.

Hope you don't mind if I link to your blog!!!

Good luck.

Ginger Breadman said...

Be careful with your owie. It sounds like you've been there before, and you know that even if you can't train between now and then, you've done your homework and you can rely on mental ability. Cool blog.

Gripperm said...

Rest that shin! Get the treatment and try to do the least you can.. If it is red you are really pushing it