this was 20 miles down with forty and change left to go in the next two days. I was in so much pain, I don't know if this photo was taken before or after the crying convos with coach and dad. as much as my knees hurt it was as much about my ego and not being able to perform at the level that I knew inside I could. it's been months, a full two months off from running and a month back so far and each run still hurts, my new PT is amazing and we are working hard to get me back to running without pain, awakening the glutes, getting patellas back on track. here I think I'm not looking at the camera because I'm tired and I don't want to be photographed, I want to put my legs up on a tree and do nothing. honestly I probably wanted to go wallow, but I had to pin my number back onto my jersey in preparation for the next day. I still remember the great advice from tent 308. "Hay que disfrutarla."
looking forward to hitting trails with the homies later this week at Been Trail, for me it's going to have to be a little different than last year. But "all paces have spaces" and I'm ready to soak up the fresh air and soft mud trails in the area where I'm from, the Hudson Valley. hope you can come jam with us. 😊
📸 by our beloved photographer @_cammcleod_ if anyone could get me out of my own head at this point so we can all do our jobs, it's def you!