Days since my release from 26 years in prison: 29
Time I woke: 4:00 am
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Today was a difficult day for me. I woke early because Carole had scheduled our car for service. I drove the car over to the dealership at 5:00 am and intended to go for a long run after I dropped off the car. The sky was still quite dark when I began my run and I ran on unfamiliar roads. Within about 30 minutes, I stepped into some type of pothole that caused my ankle to twist badly. My knees gave way in an instant and I fell to the ground. I lay on my back for several minutes in real pain, not only from the ankle, but also from knowing that several weeks would pass before I’d recover sufficiently so that I could run again. I called my wife and she immediately came to pick me up. I’ve always been able to count on her and I’m so grateful. When Carole saw my ankle, she quickly said that I would have to have an x-ray. To her surprise, the x-ray revealed that my bones were intact. A doctor wrapped my ankle in a bandage and Carole drove us home. I rested for a while and then resumed my work writing. Today I needed to prepare for the class that I will teach on Thursday afternoon at San Francisco State University.
- Time: 5:00 am until 8:12 am
- Lenght of time: 30 minutes
- Miles run today: 3
- Weather: Beautiful, sunny day in Petaluma
- Consecutive days: 3
- Cumulative miles since day off: 35
- Pushups today: 0
- Cumulative pushups for month: 0
- Annual marathon tally: 6
I’m grateful to have gone so many years without an injury related to fitness, and I’m grateful that my injury today was not too terribly bad.
This morning I had to visit the emergency room at the hospital and I met a couple of doctors. I saw my friend Lee Nobmann, too. I spent the rest of the day working from home alone.
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