So... It has been a bit of a roller coaster for me. I have been a horrible blogger. It is true that I have been extremely busy with work and was in Mexico for a work retreat the last 4 days, but just got home, but I have not been blogging or running like I should have been.
The reason is partly being down and not motivated. This is odd for me since I am an optimist by nature and I am used to lifting others up. I cannot seem to get this quad area 100% healthy and it messes with my body and mind. I look at the past year and the 3 doctors, physical therapists that I have seen. Sure they have helped some, but bottom line it still bugs me (the injury). It has derailed many goals and races. I get sick at the amount of money I have spent on this treatment and yet still here it is. I have decided to push through it for now. I want to get the joy of running back. I figure if I just run and not focus on 'the next race' maybe that will help to just soak in runs and enjoy the trails. Then maybe I can get a running base back despite the pain that does re-occur. Don't get me wrong, it is no where as bad as a year ago or even 6 months ago, but still it hurts. I figure I will just have to deal with it or not run. I do not like the second option.
So there you have the basics of it, I fully plan on getting back on here and catching up. First let me get back and see my family when I get in :)