Knee: You are the weakest link!
Yesterday’s post talked about what I’m not (unnecessarily) scared of. Today I’ll confess what I am concerned about: my knee. Back in October, Rebecca and I participated in the 950th Hash, and of course we opted to run the longest of the trails, one that was just shy of 10k. As often happens, my mind writes checks that my body can’t cash, and in this case, I ended up hurting my knee. Bad Mike!
I’m not unaccustomed to sports injuries. They were a relatively common occurrence in our previous lifetime, running a martial arts gym. I’m smart enough to know when I need to rest, and thus haven’t pushed myself to do any running (although I have completed a few fairly serious hikes since that time). I’m happy to report that now, 5 months after the fact, I am virtually pain free, and my self-prescribed rehab is coming along well.
Knee rehab on the boat
We’re taking steps to ensure that the bikes we’ll be riding, and the gear that we’ll be using on our trip, will be as reliable as possible. Ironically, it may turn out to be that the weakest link will actually be my knee, and that concerns me!
Following up on yesterday’s post
In other news, as I said we would, we took the time to watch the longish bear safety video that I shared yesterday. I’m glad that we did. It’s interesting how much folk-lore people take as gospel. I learned quite a bit from the video, and just hope that I don’t have to put any of it to the ultimate test!