Patience to keep on moving…

I have recently dealt with my left knee again.  I had knee surgery year ago, reconstruction of my left ACL.  I tore my ACL and PCL playing sports again; and after 4 years of loving my ultra marathons I have osteoarthritis and, it is quite painful.

I visited my orthopedic surgeon a few weeks ago, and we came up with an amazing plan to keep it at bay, and keep me moving forward toward my goals:  100k and 100m distances.  I will prevail!

Anyone whom dealt with these issues before, knows that being a good patient and listening to your doctor – is a monumental task.  I am probably the worse patient ever, however my motivation and determination to keep running ultra marathon distances is going to prove worthy.  After 3 weeks of cross training, swimming, stretching and, listening to my body heal; I am feeling optimistic about my recovery.

Next week; I get to run again…I am so excited.  Although short distances during the week, and a max of half marathon distance on trail for the next 3 months.  The promise and outlook is very dang good right now.

Onwards, and upwards as they say – Not easy to do BUT I will continue to move as I want to move.

DCIM100GOPRO

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Found it…

During a trail run on Mt. Diablo yesterday; I found the deep reason again.

I have been struggling a bit with my running lately, finding it easier and easier to find excuses to skip a workout, to justify why I am not able to get out there as I wish I could.

I found the deep reason again, the reason which connects me with God, with myself and my lovely, beautiful wife.  I have cleared the doubt and insecurity which was clouding my mind, and I am feeling like I have felt for so long.

Running is the fuel, which keeps my heart and mind focused and, filled with the fact that nothing is impossible.  Nothing can be out of reach, and nothing can be too difficult to conquer.

Ultra running is about the journey, the lessons learned and, most important the people along the way – the ones who inspire you by reminding you that, they are there for the same reasons you are there.

Once again – LET’S DO THIS!  I am back.

DCIM100GOPRO

The Flu – yikes!!

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Nothing worse than the flu – specially after a few years of not getting it.  The last 4 days, I have been at home.  Headache, body aches, fever, sore throat, fatigue.  ENOUGH!!!

Training has come to a halt during these 4 days, and it weights heavy on my mind.  I am keeping a positive attitude, and now the tough decision:  do I go back to work tomorrow or, take another day to rest?  If I push it; I will get sick again and be down longer.  I think I will do the smart thing.  I am going to stay home one more day, and recharge and nurture myself.

Sometimes, tough is bad.  I will resist!

Orange Mud Ambassador…

I have been honored by Orange Mud, by making me an OM Ambassador!!  It’s a great opportunity to show a little secret, about how amazing their products really are.

I started using it and fell in love with the comfort, and ease of use of it.  Riding high on your shoulders it is out of the way, frees my hands and arms to run happy, and carry ALL I need for ultramarathon distances.

Thanks Orange Mud!!  Let’s do this!!

DCIM100GOPRO