The Pain Lies Mainly in the Sprain.

Helloooo 2014, and Janathon!


I did our Resolution Run 5k last night.


The race started at 5pm our time, which was midnight in Amsterdam, so I wore my Amsterdam souvenir cap.


All was going well in the race until shortly after Mile 2, when I came down on my right foot wrong, twisted it, and nearly took out the couple running in front of me.  But in the last possible split-second, I managed to keep from going all the way down, righted myself, and kept on running in stride.  Then after another 1/2 mile or so, I noticed my ankle feeling tender, so I wondered if I should have walked on it for a bit.  But it wasn’t that bad, so I kept running on through the finish.  Then I went inside for a bowl of delicious finish-line chili.  The ankle was bothering me a bit, so I wondered if I should be elevating and icing it, but instead, I stayed around for the awards, to applaud the race winners.

When I got home, I wondered if I should put an ice pack on my ankle, but felt more like soaking in a warm tub, so that’s what I did.  Then, once my ankle was so sore I could barely walk or move it, I decided it was time to go to bed, so I basically limped on out of 2013.

But before I fell asleep, I watched a replay of the amazingly spectacular London fireworks, and then the Edinburgh version.  Wow!

So anyway, Wikipedia explains what I probably should have done for my ankle.  But honestly, I didn’t sense anything was wrong at first.  This morning the ankle is decidedly better…through no fault of my own, obviously.  We’ll see if my run later today is a hobble or an actual run.

Here’s to a healthier, more peaceful, more prosperous 2014 for everyone, wherever you may live.

Another look at the fabulous London midnight fireworks.

London NYE fireworks 2013-1a London NYE fireworks 2013-2w

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