23 days ago I fell directly on my knee cap. 4 days ago I got the MRI results - fracture to the cartiledge that makes the knee joint move smoothly. 3 days ago I decided to take a chance and go ahead and race the Never Summer 100k with an ominous warning from my doctor, "well, don't fall again." I would rather DNF than DNS. 16 hours ago I crossed the finish line of the Never Summer 100k in 19 hours and 18 minutes, crying tears of joy not pain. Currently: it all hurts, especially the smile glued to my face.
Thank you so much to @gnar_runners for putting on a fine event in the middle of no where, all of the volunteers who stayed out there in the blazing sun of day through the freezing cold night to help us runners, my crew (the best) @missshellshock@iliketrails and my pacer (the best) @ellieb.runs who snapped this photo 53 miles and 11,500 feet of gain in, after I rose from the dead to enter the weird erotic pre sunset cow sex part of the course.