Monday, October 1, 2007

Bad Vibes


It has been a couple weeks since I have posted, mostly because I didn't have much positive to say. My right foot has been really acting up since Tulsa. I got in a decent week 2 weeks ago but have only ran once since last Monday. I am trying to lay off it until Traveller and just hope for the best.

It is very discouraging to have worked so hard building up to a race and then have an injury put everthing in question. I was trying to decide all week whether or not to even go to Arkansas, but I have already paid the money and have the time off work so I might as well give it a go. Hopefully it will loosen up once I get going, if not it may be a really short, or a really long 100 miles.

Rick is riding down with Tiff and I Friday, we will probably leave around 5:30 or so. Hopefully I can hang close enough to him during the race so that Tiff can help crew for him also, since Kristi is not making the trip. John, his wife Stacy, and Mike are all coming down Saturday. This will be John and Mikes first experience pacing and being at a 100 miler. I hope it all goes well for them too, especially since John is planning on Rocky Raccoon as his first 100 miler in Feburary.

The boys both lost their football games this weekend. Things went really bad in both games, hopefully the results will be better next week. if you have any positive vibes, please send them my way as I can any positive energy I can get.

I may try to get a cortizone shot if my foot doesn't feel much better by Wednesday if the Dr. will give one to me. I am stll not sure if it is some type of tendonitis or possibly a stress fracture. Time will tell.

Kyle Amos won Flatrock 50k this weekend. One of these years I am going to make it out for that race, the fall just has too many race options to fit them all in. Jurek once again reigned supreme at the Spartathalon. Absolutely amazing. Have a great week and hopefully I will have some positive news to report from Traveller this weekend.

4 comments:

Ben, aka BadBen said...

Gabe,
Here's to a "healing" pre-race week.

Happy trails,
Bad Ben

"The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible." - Arthur C. Clarke

Anonymous said...

Hey brother I used up the last of the bad Karma this weekend. You have nothing to worry about. Go down there and work with Carey and Rick and get it done.

Shane"Crash"Jones said...

I'll tell Cody. I hope your foot feels better and doesn't act up at Traveller! Tell the other guys good luck for me. I'll be thinking about you guys on Saturday.

Carey said...

Gabe,
These things have a way of working themselves out once you're down there and the race starts; we're going to have a great time! Did you end up going to the Dr. today? Looking forward to seeing you Friday and running with you on Saturday; keep your chin up and stay positive.

55 1/2 Hours and counting and the butterflies in my stomach are fluttering :-)
- Carey