Friday, January 25, 2008

Love Your Toes

Don't Let This Happen To You...

Ultra race winner suffers frostbite, scheduled for amputation (USA Today, 01.23.08)

Andrew Wells spent nearly 17 hours on the Ice Age Trail...At one point, the temperature dropped to nearly 15 below zero.

After finishing, he went to a friend's home in Madison and napped. He woke to intense pain in his toes. He removed his shoes and discovered a purple discoloration.

That old trick using plastic grocery bags as a sock liner might've helped. Or playing pickup for a few hours, instead. Bonus: you can nap afterwards without fear of losing toes!

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