The photo of the week is generally a wonder of nature – be it bug, flower, or dog. This week is a bit different, or maybe not: this is me Sunday, just past the height of the day’s heat, close to the finish line of the 2010 Chicago Triathlon. I competed the race as one-third of an awesome relay team – so, to be clear, I only did the 10K run, not the whole event. But I started my training after herniating a lumbar disc at the end of January, walking with the assistance of a cane. The idea of successfully completing this team event was all that got me through physical therapy, which mostly involved ridiculously painful backbends. Many, many backbends. The wonder of nature here is really our body’s ability to heal. The whole event solo next year, perhaps?