...do you think this photo illicits the actual pain? I may spend the next few days being supported by 'crutches' because I was too stubborn to accept defeat. (And, consequently, take time off). What seems like the most difficult winter thus far, I am now dealing with acute tendonitis in my right knee. I thought that if I took 8 advil prior to the race, I would be able to race pain free. And then, be pain free post race as well. Well, this logic did not get me anywhere, besides the couch. I have been prescribed rest, anti-inflammatories, and ice. Bummer. What a reward for trying to be healthy! At any rate, maybe I will learn to play that guitar, navigate my new IMAC, and/or brew some beer. Believe it or not, I still finished 2nd in this race... I would have to say that the mind is the strongest muscle in our body.