Monday, June 15, 2009

DNS at the Summer Series #2

My wife said I was groaning in my sleep Sunday morning when I should have been out running a 5k race. My ankle was bothering me and I posted my second DNS (Did Not Start) of the year.

Before that, I had a 9 mile long run planned for this weekend. I was going to run it on Saturday. My ankle was bugging me before I even got suited up. After about 1/2 mile I knew I wasn't going to run any where near 9 miles. I ended up walking most of 3 miles with an occasional short jog every now and again.

Before that, I had a softball game on Friday night. My ankle was fine. No issues during the game.

So, how did I come up with an ankle that wouldn't allow me to walk, let alone run a 5k?

I blame my wife, Amy. She put on new sheets. When she does this, my poor feet have no room to roam and they get squished in an awkward position. It's kind of like waking up with a stiff neck. So, I'm a bit behind in my training. But, my ankle feels good today. I'll give it one more day of rest and then go out for a test run tomorrow.

Lesson learned? Fix the damn sheets if they bug you before you go to bed.


Irene said...

I was wondering what you've been up to!

I figure, if you're a serious runner, there's bound to be a few DNS on the list.

Have a great week!

Adam said...

Whoa - your wife must have some crazy hospital corner sheets or something!

Hope the foot feels better soon.

Cheryl said...

I love tucking a good hospital corner on my sheets, but then I always have to kick them loose when I go to bed or I end up with the same problem... stiff neck in my ankles. :-)

Jeff said...

So Amy is short sheeting you?

Okay, Pat, it's been 2 weeks, any running going on?

Irene said...

How have you been?

Adam said...

Hey Pat! Will I see you at this Saturdays #4 race? Or, is the ankle still a bit sore?

Katie said...

The sheets, eh? ;-)

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