As spring came, so with it did my desire to train and become "un-injured". The achilles still hurts, but I've learned that running in proper shoes with a graciously cushioned heel counter, the injury is not worsened by running. I'm glad to not let a few centimeters of bone and tissue rob me of my joy!
I had the pleasure of pacing Dan Lehmann to a successful finish at MMT last weekend. It was enough to whet my appetite for adventure and racing. I'm hopeful that I can balance the stresses of training (along with work, fatherhood, etc) and get in a few good races this summer and fall. Balance, balance, balance . . . never has a word carried so much meaning as it does now at this juncture of life.
|My little Beet Eater|