OK, so I've been super busy lately, somehow I've gone from zero to sixty in about 5 days. Winter finally releases and Holy Shit! Summer's here and get busy!
So the brief running update . . . Had the running group 4 mile trail race around Martis Valley, wherein I performed pretty much as I have been, with a time of 43:30 or so. It's a great little racing series, and we're even lucky enough to have some photogs in the group, which explains this pic:
Perhaps the complete explanation would include the fact that I've decided that each race pic of me should show my feet off the ground, ala the San Rafael pic of a few posts back. So I've decided to leap around like an idiot every time I see a camera. Bob, the amazing guy I'm running next to, creamed me in the sprint to the finish.
Yesterday I went out for an 8-miler and FAIL! Uh, one of those terrible runs that just doesn't come together at all. This is what I get for, once again, not eating before I head out, compounded by the fact that it was a morning run, meaning I hadn't eaten in a frightful amount of time. Predictably, failure ensued and I just couldn't get it together. I had a huge fall at mile 1.5 and managed to fling myself to the ground in such a way that I did NOT scrape an inch of skin off my leg, but I did manage to smack my right knee against a huge rock and that sucker hurt. I struggled on for another half mile, then came to my senses and realized I was just an injury waiting to happen, turned around and walked/ran home. Utter failure, only 4 miles but eh, I'll make up the milage (or not!).
The knee was really painful at times last night, but seems better today and I don't think it will amount to anything. I'm off to Marin for my week of work, and I'm hoping that I can squeeze some runs in there.