my left foot/tore down
i've had some ups and downs over twentysomething marathons, but today marks my first DNF. yeesh. i've always empathized with those poor souls sitting on the curb, heads down, awaiting the meat wagon. well, today it was my turn.
the good folks at the med tent say i tore the plantar fascia, which apparently resulted in the expanding black-cherry jelly stain shown above (photo by esperanza). the injury is hard to describe, but it felt a bit like tearing a heavy piece of paper or a manila file folder. there's some pain involved, but my biggest concern is about not running for the next few weeks. i'm sure i'll find some other activity to keep my head from exploding, but i'll miss my nightly run.