Saturday's run at Mt. Falcon was a success. My knee gave me some intermittent aches during the first lap, but then went quiet during the second. I felt great running that last three downhill miles. What a difference a week makes!
Jim P met me for the first lap. It's always a pleasure to share some miles with Jim. Jaime came out too and we had planned to meet on the trails. I have no idea how, but we probably passed by several times and never actually saw each other!
At one point during the second lap, I stopped the watch and sat on the small bench coming up Parmalee. For about 4-5 minutes, I soaked in the sun and mountain views. By that time of the day, I was enjoying cloudless skies and windless 50 degree weather. Simply glorious.
Post run I couldn't have been happier as I walked around the house completely pain free. That was until about two hours later I walked into AND connected my bum kneecap with the edge of a door! The next 5 minutes were spent rolling on the floor writhing in pain. I've never done that before, so why now!! How could I possibly be such a klutz? Right back to day one of this stupid injury I went...limping around the rest of the night.
Thankfully, my newly induced pain went away on Sunday and has not returned. I'm back on track with Bandera training as I start heading into a taper for the next three weeks. I feel a bit like I've been tapering already, but you won't find me complaining. Funny how a minor injury can make you so thankful for what you previously took for granted.