Another donut — zero miles today. And of course, a bowl of ice cream last night. Yep, that’s exactly what you’d expect out of a guy training to run 60 marathons for charity next year.
This is as good a time as any to (hopefully) get injuries out of my system. Better now than next year, right? I went to physical therapy for my knee yesterday just to be safe, and since I rolled my ankle after I saw my doctor for my knee last week, I figured I’d try to sneak in some ankle advice. Well, the knee is no big deal and it’ll be fine.
I’m crazy tight, so they’re going to work with me on breaking through that and stretching better. She told me the tightness is impacting my stride length, so maybe with any luck I’ll find some new speed as I get through this. But whatever, not a major concern. The concern is the ankle, which I don’t have a PT prescription for, and I’m afraid that I’m one bad step from something really bad.
She took a look at my ankle, and that was the immediate problem. It reminds me of when I went to the doctor when I was 16 and wanted to get the cut on my head looked at but the concern immediately became my, uh, broken neck. The ankle isn’t serious like that, but it’s more of an issue than my knee.
It’s definitely sprained, but it’ll get better. I’m on the shelf for the rest of the week with specific icing and home-care instructions. Here’s what I’ve done the past three nights:
Frustrating not running right now, because I’ve been off and on for a couple of months now, but it will be nice to get to 100%. I go back tomorrow and I’m three times a week starting next week.
So yeah, I didn’t run this morning. I worked, though. Fun stuff.
In case this is your first time here, or if you’ve never been to the rest of the site, I’m planning on running 60 marathons next year to raise awareness for a charity called Train 4 Autism. My son, Jack, is severely autistic and I want to do something to make a difference in his honor. In this spot in each blog, I’ll talk about Jack a little bit.
Yesterday, Jack had the fun day most typical kids normally get in the summer. Summer camp, swimming in the kiddie pool in the backyard for an hour, gymnastics (at Us Too Gymnastics, a special-needs gym) and NO THERAPY! Yeah, yesterday, it was good to be Jack!
Ice Cream Update
Another day, another dish of ice cream. Peanut butter fudge swirl last night during the Cardinals-Dodgers game. Bonus ball in that one.
The streak is up to 36 consecutive days now eating ice cream or frozen yogurt. Baskin-Robbins corporate headquarters, if you’re reading this, you’re more than welcome to sponsor me and become the official ice cream of Operation Jack!
Here’s the ice cream bowl I got for Father’s Day. Who else has one of these?
Happy Birthday Rachel!
OK, so I don’t know if my friend Rachel is going to read this today. But typically, she does. So Rachel, if you read this, happy birthday! And if you don’t read this, I’ll never talk to you again.
Am I Allowed To Make Fun Of My Father-In-Law In My Blog?
My father-in-law retired in March and decided to teach traffic school to have something to do. He knows California’s traffic laws. In fact, he lectured my wife last week for holding the phone while she was driving. That’s illegal in California.
So we were surprised to hear that he was pulled over by the Highway Patrol yesterday … for holding the phone while driving. Maybe he’ll be a student in his own class.
Video of the Day
Well, since I can’t run right now and I need to ice my ankle back down to size, I figured I’d take the old-school route. MC Hammer tomorrow?
Yeah! It’s Thursday!
For me, that means only one more day until I can work all weekend! Hopefully, tomorrow is the last day of your work week. Thank you so much for coming by and reading the blog. I know that you come by because you believe in the cause and support what I’m doing. It’s certainly not to read my bad jokes. For now, if you’d like to help, the biggest favor I can ask is for you to bring somebody new to the site. One person at a time, we’ll grow our base to help us make something big happen!
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