So, I figured that I’d tell this story in a few parts, as it’s pretty long. The short version is that I had knee surgery in 2016, and I’m on the road to recovery. But, where this all started is a bit of a puzzle. I’ve been an endurance athlete since 1988….racing everything from open water swims to marathons to ironman triathlons. So, when I was eventually diagnosed with deteriorated cartilage (actually…no cartilage!) in my left knee, it seemed logical. But, I think there’s more to the story.