Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I am 5 days post op from foot surgery and things are going well. I feel good, but the staying down is a total drag. Tomorrow I see the Doc and hopefully I will get the dressings off and sutures and just maybe he will let me swim...I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
Up until the surgery, my running was going well. I was back to getting my diet on track and my motivation was returning. I can only think of this layoff as good. All my little aches and pains will have time to go away and my ankle is going to feel great as it has been just chillin in these dressings.
I heard the sad news yesterday about fellow ultra runner Dave Terry's unexpected death. I haven't heard what happened, but it is just a sad reminder to us all to live life to the fullest. Dave was 47 years old and a very fast runner from Oregon. He will be missed by all of his friends and the ultra running community.
"...In the end, people either have excuses or experiences; reasons or results; buts or brilliance. They either have what they wanted or they have a detailed list of all the rational reasons why not." (taken from Matt Erbelis, It Takes Time to be Good)