Forced Inside

Today I was forced to run on the treadmill.  Not by cold weather or snow or rain.  By Bells’ Palsy.  A very strange condition that causes one half of your facial muscles to stop working.  That means your eye doesn’t blink.  And if your eye doesn’t blink wind hitting your eye is a killer.  I woke up with it Wednesday and since I have had it in the past (20 years ago) I knew what it was.  If you’ve never heard of it and you get it, it can freak you out.  Anyway, I went to the doctor and got steroids (Oh-oh, banned substances) that hopefully will make it go away quicker.  But in the meantime I can’t risk outside running.  Your eye can easily get infections if it can’t blink to clear itself to remove particles and bacteria.  So unless something extreme happens I’ll be sweating on the treadmill instead of nice and cool out in Michigan November/December weather for a few weeks.  Oh well, at least I have two legs to run on.

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