Mini-Marathon: InjuriesApril 29th, 2010 at 9:48 pm by Eric Halvorson under Eric Halvorson's Blog, Mini-Marathon, Uncategorized
The Mini can be mean. Our bodies take a lot of pounding in the miles we log to prepare for this half-marathon. I had to deal with stress fractures the first two years I ran it. This week, Beth King shared the fear that training had taken a toll.
Beth is the Media Relations Manager for OneAmerica, the Mini-Marathon’s title sponsor. She’d made a commitment to run in honor of her grandmother, on behalf of DetermiNation. Beth hates to break a commitment. But, she feared she had broken something in her ankle. Pain sent her to the doctor. Today, the doctor gave Beth the news she wanted to hear. It’s not a stress fracture. So, she can still be part of the race. Walking instead of running. But she’ll be there.
Beth says other runners who feel some pain should not be afraid to go to the doctor.
With that in mind, I offer this phone number from a Mini-Marathon message sent by Ken Long & Associates: 317-781-1133. That’s the “Mini Hot Line” at St. Francis Sports Medicine. They invite injured runners and walkers to call now for a consultation. I’m sure it’s best not to wait for an evaluation — and risk making it worse.