I hope it isn’t a broken rib…

The 10km run 2 Mondays ago started it… I’ve been nursing a sore right ankle since. Even thru the 2XU event.

Yesterday, distracted by the sore ankle, I tripped over a kerb, tried to receiver, failed and did a belly flop on the pavement. A passing runner asked if I was ok. I was great! The adrenaline rush gave me juice to run the last 1km home.

I may have broken the lowest rib on the left side. I hope it’s just the muscle pulled. There is no bruising. I’ve broken a rib before in a go karting accident 10 years ago (more on this later…) and I remember feeling worse then.

I can breathe ok. Hurts some when I stretch, prod the area, lie down, and get up.

On the flip side, the ankle doesn’t hurt too much any more… Could be healing up… Or perspective…

I’ll do a few more sessions. See how far I can push it. I really hope I don’t ruin my marathon chances…

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