Monday, October 31, 2011
While KK might have had the most awesome wipe-out over the log barrier at Halloween Cross yesterday, I may have done the most damage to myself. I think around the 5th lap I landed a bit sideways and heard a loud pop from my right calf. I was sitting in 3rd place at at the moment and really didn't want to have heard that... I was worried I'd broken my leg or something but could feel no strong pain so I thought either I was totally ok or totally in shock. I slowed down a bit to see what had happened and, although I did feel something strange, I decided to keep going, eventually holding out against a storming Chris H. for 5th place. It is now apparent that I have a pulled or strained muscle on the side of my lower leg, probably the Soleus, Peroneus Longus, Flexor Hallucis Longus, peronius srevis. Ok- so I don't know a thing about muscles. At any rate- that may be the end of cross season for me- hopefully it's not a terribly bad injury. I've never done that before and don't have much of a frame of reference. That said, it ended on a fantastic note- the race was fantastic, put on by our friends at Red River Racing, and they did a fantastic job even after overcoming a venue change and make a totally awesome course. Lots of fun costumes as well! Very memorable.