Friday, September 16, 2011
So after seeing the doctor earlier in the week, I have a hard cast on my foot until October 3rd. I will then have a boot for about 3 weeks after that. My trail days are over for this year. But never fear! I will be back next year to finish it! I beat the mental game, but I lost the physical one. Thank you all for reading and following me on this journey!
Friday, September 9, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
My foot started hurting during Monday afternoon during the rains from the tropical storm. It hurt progressively worse until I got into Pearisburg yesterday afternoon. I spent the evening icing it, but by this morning, I couldn't walk with my right foot flat on the ground. I knew something wasn't right, and after consulting my parents, I found a ride to the hospital. After some x-rays, the doctor diagnosed me with a subtle stress fracture of the metatarsal. It may heal in two weeks or it may take much longer. I am hoping for the best; with only a little of 600 miles to go, I'd hate to have to get off early. Until then, it's crutches for me.