Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Injured Reserve

ORN 8/24/05: zero

Oh my. Went to the Emergency Room for the back pain. It was pretty much locked up tight.

Doc said I've got a sprained back, gave me a couple of shots and some drugs and sent me home. No telling when I'll be able to get back to running. But, it will be a few days - AT LEAST.

Supposed to go 16 this weekend, that's in doubt. Still time - I hope - to recover and get back into training for the marathon. It's like I say, the hard part is getting to the starting line healthy. Once the gun goes off, there's nothing to worry about.

Waddle on, friends.

John

3 comments:

whitneyD (passed by weiner dogs) said...

I am so, so sorry to hear about your back. I truly hope is doesn't interfere with your marathon plans. In one of your books you said no race is worth risking a long term injury, so I know you'll be careful when you ease back into running.

I hope your back is better soon and you're able to continue with your training.

Sending you lots of good thoughts.

Whitney

WADDLER26.2 said...

Sorry about your back- take care and listen to your body. (I know how hard that is to do when close to your goal)You'll be waddling along soon after soom rest.

Bess said...

I do hope you will take the time to recover...backs do not respond well to being pushed too hard, too soon...I agree with waddler26.2 about listeining to your body.
All of us in the Penguin Brigade are there with you in spirit.