Monday, September 21, 2009

Donovan McNabb

I was injured on 9/8. My main injury was a broken rib (left rib #5 to be specific). A few days later on 9/13 Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb (#5) was hurt in a game when he suffered, you guessed it, a broken rib. I don't know which rib he cracked some reports indicated that he would be able to play in the Eagle's next game on 9/20.

If McNabb was able to play in a football game with a similar injury to what I had, I figured that I know that there was no way that I could do anything like that. Sure this is his livelihood, that he would probably wear some sort of rib protector, that he is a professional and it may not be the same injury as mine but I still felt that if he was able to play then somehow he was more tolerant to pain than I was. In other words, I would have been a wimp.

Yes, these thoughts are some flavor of insanity but I secretly hoped he wouldn't be able to play because then I wouldn't be a wimp. I'm sorry for thinking these illogical thoughts.

I didn't know that McNabb couldn't practice all week and was ruled out 90 minutes before the game. The Eagles lost to the New Orleans Saints 48-22.

Tomorrow is two weeks from when I was hurt. I'm feeling that I am recovering and am trying to get on the bike every other day. I couldn't run the half marathon that I signed up for yesterday and the probability of me doing the NYC marathon is getting lower every day. Even if I recover physically in time, I doubt that I'll have the mileage necessary to do well. I'm sure I could slog through it but that wouldn't accomplish much.

Next week the Eagles play against Kansas City. There are reports that say it is possible that McNabb won't be able to play even next week due to his injury. I can see that. While I'm not an Eagles fan, though, I hope that McNabb can play. In fact, I hope he plays well.


B.o.B. said...

Good lord I feel for you. Make a contingency plan. Now. It'll make you feel better. I just know it! Perhaps you can volunteer at a race you DID NOT plan on running? Giving back always makes me feel better. Just sayin.

BTW, totally not illogical. When you are injured, it makes total sense.

Diane said...

I know how hard it is to be patient and wait while your body heals. In the meantime, may I suggest that with your awesome new smoker, a beer in hand and the NFL season just beginning you've got the recipe for some perfect weekends headed your way. Go Steelers!!

Al's CL Reviews said...

I like the smoking idea. D makes ribs using indirect heat. I highly recommend Weber's Real Grilling Cookbook. (although it is Weber).

And your thoughts are not irrational, at least not to me.