Friday, January 18, 2008

The Aftermath

My softball season started the Thursday before the marathon. I told my coach I wasn't going to play in the first game. I didn't want to get hurt and miss the marathon.


So, I played last night. Two games, I pitched. The first inning I had to catch a really high pop up between home and the pitchers mound. The ball had a bit of a twist at the very end and was heading toward my head instead of my glove. I barely caught it. Then a few innings later, a batter hit a hard grounder right back at me. As I was trying to avoid getting hit, the ball found the front of my foot. Injury one. I still made the out and continued to play. Running around the bases is a lot more stressful on your joints than an easy couple of miles jogging. Today, I woke up with some serious heal pain and left knee pain. I think it's a combination of running 26.2 miles and playing softball. Injury two.
Let's hope it gets better in the next few days.
I limped around today without the crutches. I haven't used them yet, but will tomorrow if it continues to hurt. You can tell by the picture, I haven't adjusted them to my height yet. My shorter daughter likes to play with them from time to time. I bought them the last time I got hurt playing softball. We keep them for just such a case.
Good thing I didn't play last week or I might not be a. . .
Marathoner!
I have to get healthy by the 29th so that I can chase some skirts.

10 comments:

Dan Seifring said...

Timing is everything Pat.

Cheryl said...

That sounds like a fun race! Are you running it? Hopefully not in a skirt. :P

Sorry about your injuries. You were smart to wait til after the race, marathon man!

Firefly's Running said...

Oh no, Pat. That SUCKS!!

J~mom said...

Oh no!! I hope you are ok! You need to rest up because if you catch Karen and I in the skirt chase I am so buying you a coffee.

Marcy said...

Bummer Pat!! I hope you start feeling on the up and up soon.

And thanks for the Blogroll idea. I totally stole it from you :P Saves a lot of space ;-)

Taryn said...

Noooo! Take it easy - we can't have you injured!

Bev said...

Softball is evil. Last time I played I hurt my knee. Rest up so you can get that coffee from java.

Randy - Maniac #788 said...

Hey Pat, that is a bum deal with the injuries. You guys really had a crowd out your way for the PFC last weekend, makes me wish I had run there instead of Houston.

Do you know anything about the AAR Desert Classic Marathon coming up on Feb 2? It's a possibility that I might try to fly out and run that. I'm looking for something in that weekend to keep working towards 6 in 6 months..or 12 in 12.

Irene said...

Take care!!!

Darrell said...

Sorry to hear about the injury.

The race looks like a lot of fun. I see its coming to California too, yoohoo.