I decided to rest my knee while we were in Island Park in hopes that when I came home I could run again. It is very slowly getting better. I am a to a point that I can walk without pain or a limp. Two days ago, I decided to give jogging another try. I would attempt to run a meager two miles.
I made it about 5 steps. The pain is just unbearable and it is nearly impossible to jog without a horribly bad limp. I decided to walk, but came home just crushed. It was at that moment that I realized the race on the 24th had become an impossibility. I still need to put in two long runs, including a 20 miler and I have fallen so far behind, I am afraid that a simple 7 miler would be a chore.
The good news is that my knee is slowly getting better. Unfortunately, the healing is too slow to have me ready for the 24th. I will eventually do my marathon. It just won't be the 08 Pioneer Days Celebration Marathon, sponsored by KJZZ TV and the Deseret Morning News.
In other news, the ward I grew up in, Edgehill 2nd merged with Edgehill 1st becoming "The Edgehill Ward". That officially makes it so that Cathi and I grew up in the same ward! I will miss E2. I have some very fond memories of that ward. I only wish they would have combined the wards when I was growing up. That would have made it the coolest ward ever.
Also, in other very sad news, the South High School Pool is officially closing after the summer. I love that place. I spent hours in that pool learning to swim and even made it to their highest swim class. Sure, I hadn't been back since I was 15 and I didn't even know the place was even still open, but I shall surely miss it.