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Marathon plan over…

Yesterday I went back to the hospital to get my bandage changed. The doctor still remembered me, not that many foreigners go to local hospitals I presume. My ankle was feeling much better, but I was surprised to see that it was still swollen and blue below the bandage. I asked the doctor once again about running, and now he told me I should not run for the next month. Until then I should be very careful not to hurt the ankle again.

That means my marathon plans for next week are definitively off. I will probably still pick up my start number, but I am not sure if I will even be able to watch the runners if I cannot participate. Feeling a bit depressed because of not being able to run. The daily 1-2 hours on the treadmill had become a bit of an addiction, and suddenly stopping all activity is more difficult than I imagined.

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  1. Hi Marc, we are feeling very sorry for you. Hopefully next year better. And you can always run Rotterdams marathon as well 😉


  2. Thanks Bas, it’s a pity but there are much worse things that could happen. Problem is, I don’t like to give up when I have set myself a goal. And the goal was the Shanghai Marathon, not the one in Rotterdam. But maybe that is a good alternative indeed. Will think about it.