Thursday, June 17, 2010

Catching up

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.

4 comments:

Pam said...

LMAO @ that photo. That is priceless. And a FABULOUS idea, might I add.

funderson said...

yes! Brilliant picture idea I must say. I MAY have to steal it! You trend starter you...

ShutUpandRun said...

Better to squeeze those runs in than squeeze them out. Hope the knee is ok.

Thanks for the headband!!!!!! Love it.

Stuart said...

Yes that's a great photo and outlook, I think I definitely going to borrow it...I am way too serious!