My last six weeks

We celebrated an incredible Christmas, here’s one of my new cool awesome Christmas gifts.

The whole family pre-run.

Awesome shoes, great training aid. Not so great for a graded, gravel trail run at night with a pack if you slam your toe into a rock!

Fractured toe.

Dr.’s orders, “Stiff soled shoes, don’t bend it, no running for 4 weeks.” Grrrr….. Took a whole week off (haven’t done that in years!), celebrated the New Year and put on a few pounds. Then I realized, bike shoes are stiff. As a bonus, these Lakes have a big toe box.  Trainer time! Spinervals, Tour the Divide, TransRockies, and RAAM kept me company.

A few weeks later I went out for my first run. Six miles on the same trail and my foot hurt. It hurt even more the next morning but later that day was fine. A few runs later and I was as ready as I could be for Michelle’s upcoming New Years Diet (pushed to Feb).

I didn’t realize how much I enjoyed running until I couldn’t do it. I feel fortunate this was a relatively minor injury and happened at about the best time it could have.  Got to keep a positive attitude!

See you outside,


About shane

Every race is an opportunity to compete with and against some of the greatest people around. "Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. " ~Matsuo Basho