Tuesday, March 8, 2011

RIP Mueble Runner

AM 60 minutes. Ran very easy. 7.5 miles. My left knee and hamstring are very bad. I honestly should not be running at all and I am seriously considering retiring from this sport. It has brought me a lot of success but the fact that I have to continually battle injury is very frustrating. Goodbye.


  1. Sorry to hear that.

    I will put in my two cents that you take some time off to get recovered but not give up the sport. Simply, I think it is better to zip up the man suit and face the frustration and work through it than the alternatives. That may come across as terse and curt, but it is not meant to be - as I respect you a ton based on our short interactions and what I have read here.

    All the best, and hope our paths cross again.

  2. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

  3. GZ, thanks for the kind words...I respect you a lot because you seem to handle family, career and running with such positivity and care. I hope to see you in June and we can both battle the mountain and throw back a beer.

    Bob, to quote Dylan Thomas on my blog means I better get better and not quit...thanks.

  4. Glad to hear this was a short term frustration. Not sure if I will make to the big hill this year ... simply it is a long trip, and I may just tackle a hill or two here.

  5. David - I don't know you well enough to understand what you're going through or if you should retire from running.

    What I do know is that history is rife with people who re-invented themselves and went on to bigger and better things.

    So, I guess the lesson is to find joy in whatever it is you decide to do and success will surely follow!

    Good Luck!

  6. Michael, Thanks for your input as I value what you say. Shortly after college, while battling foot issues I took up cycling and really found joy in it and discovered its benefits toward running. I hope to see you at some race soon.