For our 18th wedding anniversary Mrs sbrt took me out for a hobble around Tarn Hows. The nice National Trust man in the car park, offered to lend us one of the free to use electric Madge chariots. I declined.
The weekend started well, with a training run in the
Dovedale area. I had a lovely few hours pottering about, brushing up my nav
skills and generally enjoying being out and about.
It was second time out, in a pair of shiny new Inov8 Mudclaw
300s. The Mudclaws turned out to be excellent new kicks. Different but not
better than the Walsh PBs that I have been using lately. I will do a proper Mudclaw vs Walsh PBs
write up....... One day.
Saturday evening was spent in the company of good friends,
enjoying good beer and watching Derby punk legends anti-pasti, playing their
home-town, for the first time in 15 years.
What happened next was a series of schoolboy errors.
First, while dancing/jumping up and down. someone else landed on my foot. Ouch! Not wanting to appear mardy, I carried on jumping up and down. Yes it hurt but I am supposed to be a roughie toughie fell runner and martial artist. Eedjit! Then hobbled back to the best pub in Derby, the Exeter Arms for more beer and to congratulate the band on a top gig. Schoolboy error #1.
New shoes #2
Sunday morning. My foot is swollen and bruised. Time to check out Derby's new A&E department.
F#ck, f#ck, f#cketty, f#ck! I now have a spiral fracture of my 5th metatarsal.
More schoolboy errors follow. I drove myself to A&E and end up wearing a non weight bearing cast. Lovely sister in law and family, have to bring Mrs sbrt over, to pick me up. I also went down to A&E with jeans on. The leg of my jeans is narrower than the pot. Meaning that I can't take them off. Doh!...... Doh!
New shoes #3
Sexy lightweight fibreglass cast and not so cool 'special' shoe
Ho hum. At least the cast is weight bearing and I can walk on it. I was very impressed at being given a choice of colours. KTM orange being the obvious choice, also the colour of a mountain marathon, control kite.