I haven’t walked into anything since we last talked. The fourth toe on my left foot is a great shade of black and blue, but it seems like I’ll be running without a hobbling, gimpy gait by tomorrow. I was at the doctor’s office for a 100,000 mile tune up yesterday and he allayed my panic that I’d broken another foot. The toe felt better as soon as he made his just a “damaged joint capsule” prognosis. I have to say that part of my brain shut down for a while before the appointment when I thought I was going to have to put that dang boot back on and stop running. The only thought in the part of my brain that was still working was “BORING.” I am bored with foot injuries. I’m sure you’re bored with reading about them.
Because I’m so grateful to the doctor for being 99% sure my foot was fine, I will not rant about how his office scheduled my appointment for 8:15 when he does not arrive until 9:00 in the morning (or sometimes 9:15). I will only thank my good friend Olivia again for watching Asa while I was held hostage in the waiting room.
The doctor also carved out a tiny growth on my shoulder and went over my lab work. As a result I have to carry my purse on the other shoulder (which is surprisingly challenging) and take liquid Vitamin B12 and some thyroid hormone for some very mild hypothyroidism. I took the rest of the day off after I buddy taped my toe.
I’m heading up to Dallas late tonight to teach a Wilderness First Aid course over the weekend. Gotta go do some laundry now. Hope you have a wonderful Friday.
PS. No costume contest for Javelina. Sarah’s bunny costume idea is too good and fits my artistic skill set too well. I’m thinking floppy-eared bunny for decreased wind resistance.
Running log: 25 minutes