Friday, March 12, 2004

Still recovering from last month's marathon, I finally went to see my doctor today Re: a broken bone in my foot. My doctor dislikes me strongly, and made me sit through this story about the very first marathoner before providing any treatment:

The modern Athens Marathon commemorates the run of the soldier Pheidippides from a battlefield at the site of the town of Marathon, Greece, to Athens in 490 B.C., bringing news of a Greek victory over the Persians. Legend has it that Pheidippides delivered the momentous message "Niki!" ("victory"), then collapsed and died, thereby setting a precedent for dramatic conclusions to the marathon.

As I figured, the x-rays were negative, although he thinks I have a small break that was not visible. No running for 6 weeks.

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