The doctor may have been optimistic, but I'm not feeling that way right this minute. I could barely sleep last night; every time I moved at all, I'd irritate my hamstring somehow and the pain would wake me up. I can't walk without limping, I can't bend over without pain, and just getting into bed or out of bed is painful.
I'm trying to stay upbeat right now, but this is clearly a serious injury, perhaps the worst injury I've ever had besides my torn ACL in 2002.
That injury in 2002 cost me my first shot at Western States. I'm certainly worried that this injury will be the end of this year's attempt.
There's nothing to do right now except watch my diet and hope things start to come around. My triple ascent of Mt. Mansfield this Saturday certainly isn't going to happen.