If you're lucky enough to be in the mountains, you are lucky enough.
When something bad happens, you have three choices: let it define you, let it destroy you, or let it strengthen you.
The purpose of life is to discover and develop your gift. The meaning of life comes from sharing your gift with others. - David Viscott
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
And then there was pain...
Just a couple of pictures from Stephen's last fight - we watched "Cinderella man" on Sunday and you had to see how he was jumping and throwing punches in the air, it was so funny and cool! I promised I'd dig these out for all to see. Cheer up, nothing is lost, we are still breathing!
p.s. keep forgetting to plug in the news: Montrail had updated their website and included regionla team members bios, check it out, some are inspirational, and many are funny:)
p.p.s How appropriate:) The Ultra List was soliciting advice to runners who happen to have stress fracture - one in tibia and one in metatarsal. Here what Barefoot ted had to say:
I swear, our ancestors would have been totally screwed if every time they
had foot problem they were off for 6 weeks.
I love reading Charlie "Doc" Robbin's autobiography. He knew a lot about
running and healing way before it became a business.
Now, what Doc writes and what I prescribe (I will not stay at a Holiday Inn)
is to do whatever you feel like, as long as it is pain free. Total
immobilization is crap in my humble opinion.
An ace bandage should be enough for support at the beginning. Use your foot
little by little. No pain, ok. Pain, back off. It is amazing. Your foot
will actually teach you how to heal it...if you just listen. It has taken
100s of millions of years (apparently) to prefect this feedback system. Use
it. It is free.
Finally, when you are all healed, throw away all your old crap shoes. Avoid
anything made overseas. Avoid anything that weighs more than a few ounces.
Go barefoot. Healed.
The other option is to follow the professionals' advice, but just remember,
they are professionals. However, you can sue them if it doesn't work out
and your insurance will pay for it. Ha.