This just isn't my summer / Amazing performance

My knee has been feeling better, and I was just about ready - in a couple of days - to lace up the shoes and go out for an easy run to test out the old meniscus.  Tragically, however, that's not to be.

Back in July I mentioned that I had a fun procedure at my doctors office.  Well, I had to pay my doctor another visit yesterday, and another in-office procedure later guarantees me another 5-7 days off from training.

This just isn't my summer:

Late June: Root canal procudure #1
Early July: Painful procedure at 'man-doctor' office
Mid-July: Root canal procedure #2
Early August: Left knee / Meniscus issue
Mid-August: Another procedure at 'man-doctor' office

I'm not sure, and I'm trying to be optimistic here, but my racing season just isn't going as smoothly as I'd like.  I've pulled out of the Mossman Olympic and Toughman Half-Iron triathlons.  The Steamtown marathon is most likely going to be bypassed.  My new target will be the Philly marathon if things start to go smoothly.

Ah, the joy of getting older.  Okay, that's all of the self-pity that I have to offer.  Taking today off from work to lay on the couch and relax.

On the flip side, I've been following one individual this past week who's doing some amazing stuff out there.  Check out the blog following Jamie Patrick as he swam a double crossing of Lake Tahoe (44 miles). 

Someone run a few miles for me this week!