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Training Log Archive: Bash

In the 7 days ending Oct 7, 2018:

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averages - sleep:7.6

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Sunday Oct 7, 2018 #


Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday Oct 6, 2018 #


Friday Oct 5, 2018 #


Walked around Thornbury today and my foot eventually decided I'd done enough walking. Clearly, it's too early to try running. I may not be able to put off the push-ups much longer.

Thursday Oct 4, 2018 #


Wednesday Oct 3, 2018 #

slept:6.5 (injured)

It's been a week since I sprained my left ankle so I guess it's time for a report. The first night, I was really worried. The only way I could walk was to stand on the toe of the injured foot as if I was wearing a high-heeled shoe on one side, which gave me quite a limp.

It was so painful that I honestly worried about how I would handle the physical demands of Wilderness Traverse, i.e. walking across a parking lot with my duffel bag or going down a flight of stairs to use the washroom. There was a fair bit of swelling and I used a lot of ibuprofen and ice.

By the next day, I could stand and walk with my foot in a normal position. The improvement in function was huge but there was still lots of pain. It feels like I tore something that hasn't been torn before - and I thought my left ankle was almost 100% scar tissue already!

A week later, I'm still not ready to try running but I would be OK to hike. There's a lot of bruising down the outside of my foot and pain in various places on the top of my foot, up my shin about 8 cm and around the bottom and sides of the medial malleolus. Because I have nearly full function and range of motion, I'm still optimistic it will be one of those injuries that heals in a few weeks. However, most of my ankle sprains have felt better after the first week. :(

Maybe it's time to try the push-up challenge again!

Tuesday Oct 2, 2018 #

slept:6.5 (sick)

More WT follow-up! At this point, it's almost all fun and definitely less stressful than the work I do before and during the event.

I felt like eating today but my stomach still isn't 100%. Around mid-afternoon, I showered and got out of my jammies for the first time since Sunday night. Thank goodness for a laptop and wifi so I could work in bed when I didn't feel well enough to walk around.

Monday Oct 1, 2018 #

slept:14.0 (sick)

Woke up with a headache and suspected food poisoning. Thank goodness this didn't hit on the weekend! At least I was inspired to catch up on sleep as a result. Then I read and responded to some of the hundreds of Wilderness Traverse Facebook posts and notifications. Our HQ reporters did an amazing job on social media and on our live coverage site. I didn't have time to write a single news article or FB post during the event and it's so much fun to catch up now.

Huge thank you to all our WT volunteers, whether you drove chilly racers back to HQ, unloaded bikes from a truck, watched dots and wrote stories, built a fire to warm racers, handed out cookies at CPs, helped with registration, took photos, texted times to HQ for the leaderboard or did any of a bazillion other tasks! We couldn't do it without every single one of you and we deeply appreciate you giving up your precious weekend to help our racers have the best possible experience.

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