It has been a been about a week and half since I last ran. Last run was the 50 mile race. The soreness was quick to leave and I was back to the gym a couple days after the race, but my knee has been very sore. I really think something is wrong in there. I have a doctor's appointment on Thursday to find out what I should do. I am hoping a scope is not needed, but I don't see what else could be wrong. I typically run/play through whatever injuries I have but this one seems different. I feel like there is damage done that requires medical attention. When you live in my part of the world, the running season is as short as the winter's are long. I really don't want my season to be cut any shorter.
On a more positive note I made a decision that I definitely am up for the challenge of a hundred mile race. What better race to start with than the ultra of ultras.....pause for effect...Western States. Yep, I'm an idiot, but I dream about running that course and since it is a lottery, I may as well start to apply. If it was a perfect world I would run Haliburton Forest 50 miler this fall under 11 hours to qualify, apply to the lottery in November and be running Western States June of next year :) If I don't get in via the lottery my backup plan is either Leadville or the Canadian Death Race I think. The back up plan is always negotiable but Western States would be surreal. Crossing my fingers that the knee is not serious.