My running plate is still empty but hopefully that will change soon. After another rehab session this afternoon, I should be able to handle a few miles tomorrow without fear of causing any further damage to the knee. I found a company located just a few miles from here who makes custom orthotics. They take an impression of both feet, prepare a mold & then manufacture a set of layered inserts. The guy tells me that these are much better than any off-the-shelf insert. We shall see. Unfortunately I won't get them until next Wednesday. Hopefully the inserts will give additional support with better cushioning. It is costing me a few bucks but when it comes down to a choice of running or not running, you just have to close your eyes and sign the credit card slip.
I have minimal discomfort in the knee today and I would say I am about 90% ready to run again. A week or so with no running is not fun under any circumstances, but coming as this has right at the start of what should be a very heavy training period for Boston, it is tough to deal with. Already, I am seeing my chances to do really well in Boston, slip away. But there is no 2nd chance on the medical waiver: either I run in April this year or I have to re-qualify...
Kathleen and I attended a formal dinner last night - In Rice's Honor - at the River Oaks country club. Kathleen looked quite stunning I thought! The tuxedo is a hand-me-down from my brother-in-law; it sure beats shelling out a C-note or more to some formalwear outfit. We don't get to do this kind of thing a lot.
Barrier Lake Lookout April 22, 2017
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