Three more weeks. That’s what I keep telling myself. The right foot is coming along, and the knee is nearly fully healed, so I’m treating this injury rehabilitation as my first “finish line” of the season. The first part of my year. And I’m giving myself until the beginning of March to get there. It’s a good marker to transition back to training. It’ll have been 10 weeks since breaking the foot, which is actually a cautious return schedule. Clearly, broken bones heal at different rates, some faster, some slower. Being that I’m young, healthy, etc., it’s fair to say that I’m on the faster end of that scale. And the “average” person is fully healed in 6-8 weeks. So 10 weeks is reasonable. Considering where I’m at now (walking, not quite full range of motion, feels like a bruise), March 1st should be good.
Wow, it seems surreal getting back on the blog when it looks so good! I admit, I haven’t been excited at pdating the blog for some time. It was getting to be a nuisance as it wasn’t well laid out, causing me to have to spend about twice as much time editing it as I should have. That said, now that it’s formatted properly, I feel a little more motivated to plug in new information.
Like the fact that I’m continuing to support the Wounded Warrior Project via my running and racing! I just can’t give it up. Frankly, it sort of grows on you over time. You feel good at your contribution, and just can’t let it go. Even from New Zealand. Even with your first child, a daughter, soon to be born. Even with a full class schedule. And, unfortunately, even when injuries have taken you down for the past 5 months. As a lot of you know, I’ve had problems with the patella tendon in my left knee since last April/May. After completing my running schedule last year (4th overall at the TransRockies Run), I did one more race here in New Zealand (3rd overall at the Abel Tasman Coastal Classic), and decided to take some time off to heal.
Hi there, Team WWP, it’s been awhile, but a good finish to another successful season. We’ve been going for 22.5 months now, and we’ve raised just shy of $96,000 for America’s severely wounded heroes. It’s been an amazing journey, with all the high points and bottom dwelling you’d expect from an undertaking like this. I’m excited that we’ve gained momentum. The first year, we raised roughly $40,000, and this second year nearly $56,000. Truly this has been a labor of love for all those involved. It has not been corporate based in the least (although I’m thankful for the amazing help from Technical Management Services and Nathan Hydration) ~ it’s been people based. Donations ranging from what happened to be in someone’s pocket to $10 to $20 to $50. College kids gathering coins from seat cushions (that’s a true story). Average folks with a spontaneous moment of compassion and generosity.
Team WWP is grateful for the support and generosity of ~