Weekend in photos:
So you know how they tell you not to put an ice pack directly on the skin. Well, don't do it! My knee was feeling a little annoyed friday so I decided to ice it. Put an ice pack on my skin then wrapped an ice bandage around it. I've done this hundreds of times. Why was it different this time, no clue. I should have taken a picture right after. As soon as I took it off i knew something was wrong. It was bright white and felt like rubber. Pretty nasty. This picture was taken TWO DAYS later. You can still see the redness. It was burning hot and all I wanted to do was put ice on it -- go figure.
Saturday morning was my scheduled long run. 12 miles easy. I met up with some guys who were running a new trail. I did 7 miles in the trial which were good, but tough. Thankfully there was a woman out there slower than me and they were nice enough to wait for her (which meant me too since I was just ahead of her) so we wouldn't get lost. Toward the end of the trail I glanced down at my watch and - bam.
Bitch slap from mother nature:
Later I drove down to the parent's house for some bbq and explosives.
After a sweet firework display - smores
Great exhausting weekend!