My ankle is still swollen from that darn bee sting. I am such a baby.
There is limited movement down there, so I figured running on it is a bad idea. Looks like it might be going in the right direction, though. Stupid bumble bee.
Hmmmm.... blogging topics? How about the cups/trash situation on the MN-DRS yahoo groups this week?
Basically, the discussion was about how Bonnie and Donnie (the trail sweeps at the end of the Afton races) picked up a lot of cups and gel packs. There was a lot of discussion on how to prevent this, and why it happened.
My two cents:
Have an announcement at the beginning that littering will not be tolerated (once outside of an aidstation, so missing a trash can is okay, as long as you are close).
Littering will result in a DQ from the race. (or punishable by death and/or dismemberment)
I don't think cups are necessary either. If one is so fast as to not carry water, require them to have their own marked cups/bottles which can be left at the aid stations.
I believe these are simple solutions.