#WeekendCoffeeShare – Spartan Down

cappuccino on tableIf we were having coffee, I’d be icing my calf and drinking some iced coffee to boot!  Why not?  One ice goes with the other, but if you would prefer, we can put on a pot or maybe make some tea.  Now that we all have drinks, let’s talk.

It was a big weekend in the Spartan world.  The North American Championship Race was held in West Virginia, and we were there!  But the weekend was a mix of good and bad.  First, the good.  The West Virginia race venue is awesome.  The race atmosphere of it all and seeing most of the top pros in person, and in my daughter’s place, racing against them, was great.  The bad was the way my race ended.  Halfway (about 8 miles) through the race at the darn hard slip wall, I sprinted hard to gain enough momentum to carry me to the short rope near the top of the wall.  As soon as my foot hit the wall, my calf knotted up and my leg quit.  I hoped that it was a cramp and would go away, but after about 20 minutes laying in the grass, limping around, and hoping for improvement, it became evident my day was done.

I’ll get the thing looked at more tomorrow, but I talked with a couple of medical folks today and they assure me that it is a muscle and will just take time.  I’m not a patient fellow when it comes to things like this, but what choice do I have?

With all that going on, I didn’t get a lot of writing done over the week.  I did manage a #FridayFictioneers post, and a little work on my serial, but not enough to post.  Race weeks can get hectic, trying to get that last bit of recovery in, packing and driving.  West Virginia was a good seven hours.  The seven hours back was done with a bum leg and after racing too.  The drive Saturday was worth it though.  There’s no place like home when you’re hurting.

On the bright side, I don’t think it’s too bad.  The last time I did this (when I didn’t see any doctor of any sort) it was worse.  There was bruising then and there’s not now.  Also, walking doesn’t seem to hurt quite as bad.  Another positive is that I’ll probably have a little more time to write.  See, I’m trying to be positive.  Positive thinking is where it’s at.  (Or so I’m told.)

So, I’ll be here drinking coffee, icing, writing, and doing rehab stuff for the foreseeable future.  Feel free to drop by anytime for coffee as I can always limp over to the pot and brew some up.

Thanks for stopping by!  Take a cup with you is you like.   Just make sure to bring it back next week, and we can fill it up again.  See you then!


#WeekendCoffeeShare is an informal weekly link-up that serves as something of a mind-dump for the week.  If there are typos and what-not found here, I apologize, but mind-dump.  I don’t do a lot of editing here as I like that it is more a stream of consciousness type post, normally written while drinking coffee, listening to music, and reflecting on the week gone by.

It is hosted by Eclectic Alli. Check out her post for the week and maybe post a share of your own!

10 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare – Spartan Down

    1. Thanks. Its frustrating, but perhaps the “forced” break from running will be what I needed in the long run. I’m doing all I can to stay positive since that’s about all I can do in any case.

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