Monday, September 28, 2009

Taking a Knee

It's probably a good idea that I'm not running the Twin Cities Marathon this weekend. I was out in back, running the chain saw, cutting up some small chunks of wood, and one caught on the chain and jumped up and bit me in the knee-bone. Here it is just getting a good start on the swelling. This on the same leg that sports the damaged foot at the end of it.

My brother called as I was sitting on the couch with an ice pack (thanks, Todd!) on my bulging knee, and he asked what I was doing.

"Sitting here watching the knob on my knee grow," I said.
"It's African-Americans!" he said, "and they're not yours!"

He's a witty fellow.

I think my knee has grown since then (and since I had the wife shoot this profile shot). Tomorrow it will probably be back to normal, but it's good I'm just using my legs Sunday to stand and watch the marathoners go by, not covering 13.1 miles with this bumpy fellow (leg #2 is just fine, thanks).


Holli said...

As I'm sure you'll be able to point them out in the crowd, cheer loudly for Miles's brother, sister, and dad as they run by on Sunday!

JN said...

Send their numbers and we'll give them our special cheer!

Then again, it would be easy if they just had shirts that say "MILES' BROTHER" or whatever.

It IS a little thrill if you have GO JOHN GO on your shirt so people know what to cheer.

Holli said...

Didn't see this until now! Too late! Brother-in-law ran 3:58, and Father-in-law and Sister-in-law were at 5:01. Looked for them in your pics, or family cheering them on, but no luck.

JN said...

Congratulations to all three of them! It's no piece of cake!