Sunday, July 22, 2012

Injuries, Weddings and Fires: My Last Two Weeks in a Nutshell

So my soleus is getting better.  I don't really feel like talking more about it because I've been dealing with this thing for way too long.  Although I have started doing intervals again.  Anyways, I'll find something else to blog about.

The other day I got a box from USATF.  I started going through all of the stuff they sent out for me to bring to World Mountain Running Championships and thought to myself, "Oh, no.  I'm going to have to buy a new suitcase to fit all of this stuff."  Then I reached the bottom of the box, and there was a suitcase, which was good.  Although it's going to be strange to travel with more than just a carry-on.  Oh well, I don't want to complain about free stuff.  Speaking of which, New Balance and PowerBar are awesome!  On that note, I'm really excited to get a new pair of trail flats (110s) from New Balance, and I have enough PowerBar stuff packed to survive for a while (see below for why I have things packed).

About a week ago I went to a friend's wedding.  The timing actually worked really well with my injury because I needed an off day or two anyways.  It was really nice to catch up with a lot of people I haven't seen since college, and a few that I have.  My goal going into the wedding was to spend time with people I hadn't seen in way too long.  And I did, so the wedding was a success for me.  Plus, the bride and groom both said "I do" and nobody was seriously injured, so I think the wedding was a success all around.

On a not as exciting note, or perhaps a note that is exciting for all the wrong reasons, there is a small forest fire about 5 miles from where I live.  Luckily, there's been a lot of rain lately, but a helicopter spent several hours dropping water on it today and the road is dangerous because of all of the people gawking at the forest fire.  But I still packed my bags last night in case things take a sudden turn for the worse (the suitcase from USATF is already being put to good use!).  But it's raining as I write this, so that's good.  The lightning accompanying the rain isn't good, but we need the rain.

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