fractured, torn, infected, hopeful


apparently comes in 3s.

After 8 months without any answers, I finally got some big news yesterday. I’ve been hoping for this prison sentence to end or if not end, at least know how much longer I need to serve! Not knowing is very difficult.

The doctor told my coach that I’m a mess.

Not only do I have a tear in my plantar, but I also have a stress fracture in the heel of the same foot.

To add insult to injury, I spilt hot oil on the same foot last week as I was making pasta for Allison and I. The burn got severely infected so now my torn, fractured foot is twice as large as my right foot.


Believe it or not, I am very thankful today! It is such a relief to finally have an idea of when this sentencing will be done! I feel so blessed for everything else I DO have and everything else going on in my life right now.

Although this feels like a 10 foot drop, because my life doesn’t revolve around running, it isn’t a 10 000 foot drop.

I trained very hard the last 3 years to consistently put myself in the top 10 in the country and I had hoped to come into this summer with a body and mind ready to take a shot at the the podium at the Olympic Trials.  I haven’t totally lost hope, but with 8 more weeks of non-impact activity, it’s going to have to be epic!

If not this summer, then next.

Make sure to check out a REVISED version of the Orange Land video “Racing” which is being featured on FLOTRACK today. 

Serving time,



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3 Comments on “fractured, torn, infected, hopeful”

  1. peter
    March 6, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    That sucks but your persistence will eventually payoff.

  2. March 7, 2012 at 12:36 am #

    i love your posts man. hope you get your foot right in time for this summer.

  3. Eric
    March 7, 2012 at 9:42 am #

    Tough news, Michael. Your hopeful heart is inspriing! Thanks for sharing.

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