Anyhow, since I was going to California and would miss two group trainings, and since I had Friday July 19 off, and since I did not want to take the time to go for a long hike somewhere that day, I did 8 miles of training early that morning by myself. And for the first time over a year, I added some running to the mix: 1 minute running and 4 minutes walking. The last two miles, I only walked. My knee, which hurts some normally now, didn't feel any worse. So, I am going to keep trying that - unless it does begin hurting more. I don't want to push things by running a lot, but I think I can do enough limited running to stay under three hours for the Crawlin' Crab Half Marathon. I really would like to do that.
While returning from California in a long layover in Dallas, two people saw me in my purple shirt and called out "Go Team!" One of them has done multiple cycle events, and the other has done one event - the Anchorage Marathon in 2003 (two years before me - still one of the great experiences of my life!) I thought to thank the second guy, as a Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor, and his reply was, "Well, thank you! My son is a leukemia survivor!"
My training two Friday's ago was on a very warm and muggy morning at Deep Run Park. I snapped a couple of photos while I was there.
always my left side? - is hurting more and I am going to a podiatrist this morning.