Sunday, April 25, 2010

Anybody want to loan me a skirt?

I ventured out to Afton today to get my standard 25k time trial at Afton State Park. I have been lethargic all week, and have been bailing on most of my workouts.

I ran stairs with the Lapham boys on Wed, and brought up the rear on the final rep. My knee has been worrisome, but stairs and hills (up) are no problem. The descents... another story.

This morning was to be a quick out... run... and back home. I knew last night I had no chance of beating my last time. Sometimes you can tell.

Woke up this morning, and just did not have it in me. I decided to make the trek, hoping things would jump start a few miles in.

I actually ran hard through the first couple of sections, but my knee quickly sent me "danger" warning signs. So I stopped.

I have 2 weeks to get this knee where it should be. Luckily, Ice Age is not that technical. I would be screwed if it were the Superior 50 Mile.

But, this could slow me down enough not to pr... and that means.... wearing a skirt at Kettle 100.

I don't know why, but I have been dragging for a week. I guess my diet has been in the tank, and that is probably why. Non running related stresses and issues made last week not so fun. Possibly the coming weeks as well.

At the end of the day, I am just glad I get to toe the line.

That is enough self pity for one evening.


Chad W said...

It'll come together, Matt! And if it doesn't, please someone post the picture! :)

Julie said...

Hi Matt,
Oh, I am sorry about the knee...that sucks:( You were smart to stop the run and listen to your body. Take care of yourself and get plenty of rest! You will be just me! Hang in there...otherwise I have lots of skirts that you can borrow:) Keep the chin up!

Anonymous said...

I recommend these.

Karen S

Anonymous said...

You should buy a kilt. Then you can honor your wager, but look badass at the same time. Any Scottish blood in your family?

SteveQ said...

I just saw a guy wearing a sort of "camping kilt" - looked like something you'd get at REI. I didn't even notice it at first.

Helen said...

Hey Matt - I hope the knee is feeling better. I know you are in shape to do well at Ice Age but take care of it so you have time to be ready for KM...

Looks like you are sorted for skirt offers - you might even get as many oohs and ahhs as you did for your "shorts" at Sawtooth :)

Helen said...

p.s. I had to add your quote to my blog. I have always enjoyed reading it in your reports. It says it all. About a lot of things.