My Foot Hurts and It Sucks

I ran my standard 4+ mile route this morning. My foot was okay at first but then slowly started feeling wonky again. That warm, tingly feeling in the upper ball of my foot – there it was again, although not as bad as on Saturday.

This sucks balls. I know it’s not the end of the world if I have to not run for a few days. It’s the whole unpredictability of the thing. What if I had a race scheduled for tomorrow? What if it was the MARATHON that I have already talked so much about even though it’s 9 months away? I know there’s no way to 100% guarantee I won’t be sick or injured prior to a race. I just wish I knew why this was happening and how to prevent it and how never ever to have any problems with my body in any way whatsoever for the rest of my time on Earth. IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK?

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Hand Socks & Foot Pain

I did not write a post this weekend. I was busy. Or rather, I chose to make time for other things over writing. Which happens sometimes and that’s okay!

I had some trouble running on Saturday. It was about 17 degrees, which wasn’t even where the trouble was. Actually, one positive thing about that run was that I wore mittens for the first time! Only they weren’t mittens – they were socks. Two pairs of warm, winter socks I never wear on my feet but for some reason own.

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All We Need Is Just a Little Patience

It was snowing again this morning, dang it. But it wasn’t horribly cold, and it wasn’t sticking all that much. It was Bagel Friday, and I was determined to get a run in. I wore something I never do on runs: a baseball hat. I figured this would help keep the snow out of eyes. It did – but of course it stopped snowing only minutes into my run.

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All Shook Up

For the first time in my life, I have an annual mileage goal. It’s 1500 miles. This is almost double what I did last year, so it’s ambitious – but not crazy, and not impossible. In order to stay on top of my progress, at the start of each month I would like to announce my previous month’s mileage.

To run 1500 miles in a year, I need to average 28.84 miles a week, or, if I divide it by months (which seems easier to me), 125 miles a month.

In January, I ran… [drum roll]…

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A Lot of Cool News

Hey, it’s my 100th post!

I would not have guessed I’ve written 100 posts on this blog. I only know because the stats tell me. Otherwise I might have guessed I’d written maybe 50, 60? Acknowledging my 100th post feels both celebratory and arbitrary. Like, it’s cool, but also Neil deGrasse Tyson would probably wrinkle his nose at the whole thing. He’d say I might as well celebrate my 268th post – they’re both just numbers, equally likely to be randomly generated as any other.

Well, to hell with your killjoy theories, Neil deGrasse Tyson. I’m celebrating it.

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