It has been over a month now and I am still nursing myself after knee surgery. Friends tell me to go slow but I am typically in a hurry. After reading Goggins book I think I have it pretty good. However, during the surgery they reinsured an older surgery on the same knee and that has been giving me problems. All this to say that I am a little nervous about being ready to head up into the mountains the first week in March.
Maybe it will take me until April this year. That would be disappointing but would still be a decent season. I have already begun to prepare in other ways. I am getting new rear brakes for my car so I can actually get to the mountains and of course doing lots off step ups even with knee recovery.
On and On and On
Only two and a half more years and I will be 80 years old. That is shocking to think about so I typically don’t. Someone told me today that I was just going to break one of these days because I push so hard. I asked if they had read the poem, “The Wonderful One Horse Shay?” It was not made ion a day and I feel like the might be me. One of these days everything will break at once.
However, so far little things are going wrong here and there. Arthritis, hip pain, neuropathy all are trying to slow me down. They won’t stop me because, like Goggins I am never finished.
Adapt and Overcome
It might be that I won’t be able to run down the mountain as fast as last year. I ask myself once in a while if I will be able to run down the mountain at all. The answer is yes, of course, until I am not able. That is unlikely.
The worst case is that I will just adapt and overcome whatever the obstacle might be.