1. I've got a fever and the only prescription is more cowbell
2. Why does she do this to herself?
I was debating what I would say to a patient who had a broken third left toe who asked me if they could run a marathon two days after the break. If I said yes, I as a doctor would be like the fire department in the Steve Martin movie, Roxanne.
"You can't have people, if their houses are burning down, saying, 'Whatever you do, don't call the fire department!' That would be bad." - CD Bailes
But I ran 37 km yesterday with Annette Fredskov, Lene Brun and Preben Poulsen. Annette has now run 66 marathons over the past 66 days.
|I was so excited Annette had painted a start line that I insisted we use it|
Long story short, maybe my toe wasn't broken after all. It is still black and blue and swollen, though. But running didn't hurt it. I'm glad I experimented on myself.
In other news, our family has scheduled a visit to the US the first two weeks of January. The timing worked out perfectly for SR and I to run the Bandera 100k in Texas on January 12th. It is part of the Montrail Ultra Cup and the Men's Trail 100k national championship. Of course, you need to be a man and an American citizen to win this, so neither of us is eligible. But that doesn't mean it won't be amazing.
|River going through the town of Bandera, Cowboy captial of the world.|
Photo by Woody
|From the course.|
Photo by Woody.
I finished The Hours by Michael Cunningham and it was great. Not just for Virginia Woolf fans, though I am a big one.
The new Cat Power album Sun is my favorite album of 2012 so far.
Running songs of the day: Not Talking by AC Newman and Cherokee by Cat Power