As most of you know, it has been enough time since the knee surgery and I have recently been able to run again. Today, I thought I would try out my new iPod app to give me distance and speed during my run down to the local park and back. Also, as allof you know, California has had a crappy winter with tons of rain. Putting two and two together, I was running as fast as I could, slaloming my way through the mud, when I ducked to avoid a tree branch and promptly crashed into the overhanging trunk. Needless to say, I was stopped in my tracks and knocked onto my ass in the mud, stunned. Thankfully, it was my neck that caught the brunt of the force with just a glancing blow to my head, so I was able to run away from the onlookers with a scratched up neck and mauled pride as if nothing had occurred.