A hypothetical personal from the pre-tinder era
Marin runner seeks Marin runner. Bay bird calling all BUFF wearing buckled bearded men. Must be willing to go to bed early on Tuesday nights and wake up early on Wednesday mornings. You from MV downtown Equator, me from MV shoreline Equator. North side men OK as long you have easy widow maker access. Perfect date is IGing sunsets in TNF gear overlooking Muir and a night cap at the 2AM club. August vacationing in Chamonix is a must. Please include 2013-2016 summit numbers and Strava CRs.
Well, well, I can’t say I’m surprised. I think this is the 4th blog I’ve started and almost the 4th that I quit. But I’m not quitting, not yet. It’s not like I forgot to blog. I thought about it a lot, but it’s hard to blog about running when you are not doing it. I mean who wants to hear me whining about not running? Even my mom doesn’t want to read that*.
So let’s briefly summarize. Coming off a marathon PR at Boston and a solid 50 miler at IAT I was preparing to run Western States. By the end of May I stopped running because of an upper hamstring injury….until about two weeks ago. Okay that’s the simple story, and being injured is actually a lot more work than not being injured (I know this yet I still choose to neglect relatively easy preventative things). I’ve actually been asked about my hamstring injury by several people and I know several more people that have had a similar infliction, so perhaps what I have to say could be useful…to someone…at sometime. Hopefully it won’t be you. I will write in a little more detail about what worked for me in my next post, but for now….