Dear runners, never bring your loving spouse along to a follow-up visit after a surgery. Problems can sometimes arise due to differences in interpreting the kind doctor's instructions.
"Absolutely not. He said no running for a week, or at least until you see him again on Friday."
"No, he said no EXERTING myself for a week. Running easily isn't exerting myself."
You see where this is going. The doc's actual words were somewhere between the two, though I was sternly admonished by him yesterday when I mentioned the October 21 10 mile race coming up during yesterday's appointment, which followed Thursday's surgery.
"So I shouldn't plan on running it?", I asked. He paused for a second, then looked me in the eye with the same expression I give our 2-year-old when he picks a random wood-chip up on the playground and puts it in his mouth.
"Make my job easier, just use some common sense."
Zeros since Thursday and counting.