Friday, August 27, 2010

Haven't Forgotten, Just Got Busy

Still need to put up age grade rankings for Santa Claus Half, but haven't had the time over the past few weeks. I did make it out to the race to watch and cheer on runners. It was bittersweet because I had so much fun running there last year and to be on injured reserve isn't a lot of fun. Nevertheless, there was some good age group running. I'll get to it.

Meanwhile, went dip netting in Chitina the other week and nearly got a limit, but we pushed our luck with being out there late. Then I had a run-in with some bears at 11 at night. The sow 30 yds away chomped and woofed, and I got out of there very quickly, and had to retrieve my last load of fish the next morning!

Knee rehab continues, 1/2 step up at a time and 3/8ths back. Have tried to run a couple times in the past few weeks but even 1 or 2 miles results in a setback. Not to mention carrying 60 lb loads of salmon up a scree slope in said dipnetting adventure. Nevertheless, it is getting better by increments. Maybe try again by Labor Day or the following week.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

That didn't sound good.

I took five weeks off from running with the hope that would be enough of a break to start running again. Probably not. After logging a total of 4.5 miles over three days the knee started to get sore, and the PT noticed some bursitis creeping back in. So I stopped running after Tuesday's epic 2 miler.

After a short meeting at the office yesterday I stood up and my knee buckled, popped, and squished loud enough for others to hear. It was aenough to draw some comments, as well as a groan from me.

I don't think it's the end, maybe just the bursitis. Overall it actually feels pretty good and 10 days of physical therapy are starting to make a difference. I hope.

So I rollerskied along the Parks Highway (averaging ~5:30/mile), and felt great until the last stretch when I hit a rock, fell, and whacked my elbow.

Isn't that how all this began last October?