Dutchie I go running in the early morning, before my brain figures out what I'm up to.
Run the day, or the day runs you.
Actions determine state of mind - Aristotle
A Saucy Wench
I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets
"When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7
As I was running today, after about 16K running on asphalt and partly concrete, I started having shooting pains in my R-foot. Just before the heel, where the arch starts. Really bad pains. Now this is a new thing. It would be OK for 400 meters or so, then bam, this pain again.
Here's the weird thing. I turned on to a path with crushed shells. The pains kept coming and going despite the softer surface. You know how little bits get into your shoe? So at the end of the path I stopped to get the bits of shell out of my shoes. I sat on a bench, took my shoes of, made sure no bits we're stuck to my socks, put my shoes back on and ..... no more foot pain. I continued running for another 14K or so without any pain!
Anyone have an explanation?
Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. (Heb. 12:1b) Mile by Mile
Reaching 1,243 in 2008 -- one day, one week, one mile at a time.
"Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"
"To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain
"The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.
√ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013
Boston Marathon 21 April 2014
Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014