Sunday, October 19, 2014


I took the week off running after the marathon last weekend. My first run in a week was today and started off with a bit of a scare. I figured I would go out for an easy six miles, but less than a half mile in I had sharp knee pain below my knee cap on my right knee. I figured my six mile run just turned in to a one mile walk but decided I would walk a bit and give it another shot. After a minute, no change. After a couple minutes, I started running again and no pain :-). After about five miles I was feeling strangely fatigued. I guess I'm still healing.

Gorgeous fall day.


I love fall. Pumpkin pie, crisp running weather, football and cooking squash.

For the cookout today, I made some home made veggie burgers, regular cheeseburgers, spaghetti squash and acorn squash.

For the spaghetti squash, I put butter, salt and fresh oregano on them, wrapped in foil and put in the coals on the grill. For the acorn squash, it was butter and brown sugar, wrapped in foil and on the coals.

For the veggie burgers, I followed this recipe and they turned out good.

Veggie burgers

Real burgers

Spaghetti squash

Acorn squash


Oh, and I signed up for an ultra December 27th. This is the same one I did last year. It fills up quick since it's free. Shoot me a note if you want the link.



Teamarcia said...

Glad the knee pain vanished. You give me hope that mine will too. Nice grilling as always. And go you on the ultra!

KovasP said...

A week is not a long time to take off after a marathon, no wonder you're knee was complaining. Impressive you could run so soon though.

One Crazy Penguin said...

It takes quite a while to recover from something as rough as a marathon. Give yourself time!

Jill said...

Damn...more perfect cheese cheeseburger pics. (drool)

ajh said...

A free ultra? That is very cool. No need to send the link though for so many reasons. Glad your knee feels better. My knees have been bothering since I hiked but seem to be finally getting back to normal.

Raina said...

Man your food pics kill me every time!! I'm going to have to go get a snack now.

FREE ultra? Sounds like a great deal, Mike. Hope you rock it!