I've returned from my backpacking trip to Montana (pics here, if you're interested.) Had a great time, saw friends, it was beautiful but rained a little, etc. etc.
While I was out, though, I managed to take a couple of falls, both on rain-slick granite. On the first one I scraped an elbow and (probably) bruised a rib. On the second I managed to drop a rock I was carrying on my leg just above my left ankle, which I think may have served to tear something inside my left knee. It feels suspiciously like how it did with the meniscus tears I've had arthroscopically repaired in both knees.
So, I haven't run in the week and a half since I've been back. My rib is finally feeling better enough to get out and try, but the knee vacillates from maybe-ok-enough-to-try-to-run to too-weak-to-hold-me-up. Meanwhile I'm having trouble transitioning from vacation/backpacking eating habits back to the real world, and am gaining a few pounds. Need to find a way to a) make myself get out and try a few miles on this knee and b) stop eating and drinking everything I can see.
I'm a little discouraged here - This year seems to be following the same pattern as last year. Great Spring race season, taper off the speed and up miles for a July ultra, then get injured and lazy and feel unprepared for the fall races. I was really hoping to be able to train for a good time in a fall or winter marathon, too.
Anyway, that's where I am.