I just scrolled through some history of this blog and ran across a bunch of older posts on my marathon aspirations, and it dawned on me that I've yet to report on the lousy news that I've shut it down for the year.Everything was moving along swimmingly until the end of May when I basically woke up one day to a bad knee. I have no explanation for it, but after taking six weeks off and trying to ramp again, I simply can't get it better. And I was fighting a shrinking calendar. So instead of getting carried off the course on a stretcher I simply decided to push this off a year and get some treatment on the knee. If you look back at the last marathon update post, you'll be able to laugh at my own prediction for failing on this mission - "staying healthy". The flip side of this, however, is that the friend that had originally challenged me to the marathon in the first place can't say he isn't ready. He'll now have over a year to prepare for it. :) If anyone is looking for a bib to the sold-out Twin Cities Marathon on October 3rd, email me!