|Me in front of Coleman Glacier and Mt Baker|
I had gone to the acupuncturist last week asking if he thought my knee would be okay for the trip, since it's been giving me trouble for a few weeks now. He gave me his blessing (after lots of testing), and I went ahead and made the not-too-long hike and was fine. Except I have to admit that the downhill was painful, and it reminded me that my knee is not a hundred percent yet. Maybe it never will be again, and I'll have to deal with it, but it doesn't seem like it will be a problem on moderate hikes. Lots of steep downhill isn't in the cards right now.
So, because of that, I'll be skipping this coming Thursday's hike to Church Mountain. Instead, I'll find some nice flat terrain and get my steps in by myself. In a couple of hours, it will be time to visit the acupuncturist again, and hopefully he can help make this persistent pain a little better. In any event, I'm slowly but surely getting better. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.