Tuesday Night - 9:00 pm
It is possible that you are arriving at Bob's blog this morning (Wednesday) with your mind ready to jump on the juicy sports stories of the day. Well, you may have to check elsewhere, because this morning, I am at the doctor having my back looked at with the MRI machine.
Seems that something has gone wrong with my spine while I have been marathon training (which proves that the best way to stay healthy is NOT to exercise) and that I may have a prolonged stay on the disabled list ahead of me. I was up to about 30-35 miles a week, and the pain was becoming absurd last week. So, in abusing my connections in life, I talked with Stars trainer Dave Surprenant about my symptoms (ache in my leg although I cannot find a specific area of pain, numb foot, shooting pain in various vague areas of my right leg) and he put me through a few tests on the phone before telling me he was reasonably sure I had some level of a disc herniation in my lumbar or somesuch.
So, I am off to a specialist first thing in the morning to see what action I must take to get my right leg functioning again. This surely ends my attempt at another marathon in the winter, but I remain hopeful that I can do it again in 2007. If things go well this morning, then I will cap off my Wednesday with a flight to Seattle to gear up for the weekend activities of the Cowboys in the Great Northwest.
That is a long way of telling you a short message: No blog today.