Monday, March 19, 2007

Life goes on...

For the past few weeks, I've been trying to keep sane while keeping the fat monster at bay. I haven't run in the trails in 8 weeks so that I can continue to let the knees heal as the doctor recommended. Biking has been a great substitute and has allowed me to get acquainted with my new ride the Giant Anthem. I would gladly recommend this bike to anyone considering purchasing a full suspension mtn bike.

I have another visit with the Dr in about a week or so. Hopefully, we'll be able to make a final decision on whether or not to do any invasive procedures. I'm hoping that it's a definite no and I can resume training full on! This year, I'm hoping to do the Leadville Marathon again, a few Adventure Races, and several other trail races.

Helping out with events has been fun and somewhat rewarding, but I'm looking forward to fueling the competitive side again soon. I think I have some more good races left in me before fatherhood becomes my main focus.

On a side ( and somewhat related) note, I quit drinking a month ago and started seeing results right away. I dropped 3 lbs in the first week. Since then, I've regained it due to traveling for work and other setbacks, but overall, I think it's a good thing. It's probably not a permanent thing, but I wanted to see how much of a difference cutting out the few beers per week I was having. Time will tell. Perhaps I'll end up going to Bad Ben's diet of one beer earned for every 6 miles I run.

3 comments:

D said...

Hopefully no surgery of any kind will be necessary. Fingers crossed for good news! That bike sure look sharp.

Shane"Crash"Jones said...

I allow myself 6 beers for every mile I run. It's worked out pretty well so far. Except for the occasional gout attack.

Caleb said...

I'm glad the knee is getting better. The no beer thing worked pretty good for me, I'm glad to see other individuals cutting back. My ankle, your knee the bane of our existence.