Running shorts weather is great, except for one thing…

Avert your eyes!

Today’s workout (elliptical): 25 minutes

We’re seeing unseasonably warm weather this month, not that anyone is complaining. I’m sure we’ll pay for it in spades next year when we’re clearing snow off our driveways in April. This morning I wore running shorts during my elliptical session and it occured to me that the world may not be ready to look at the scars that remain from my big fall last October. I considered showing an uncensored picture, but it’s just too ugly to look at.

With running shorts, there’s no hiding this disturbing sight. I wouldn’t care so much if the damage looked rugged and cool. In my case, I have six splotches, ranging in size between a nickel and a quarter, that together, look like a bad case of leprosy. I had similarly ugly scarring on my other knee from a prior accident and it took years for the discoloring to fade.

It’s likely that I’ll run in shorts this weekend. I’m seriously considering wrapping that area with a light bandage when I’m out in public. My daughter winkingly proposed that I replace my running shorts with below-the-knee board shorts. Depending on how people react, I may consider that suggestion.

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