Saturday, October 28, 2006

bloody heel

no, that's not a typo. it's literal.

today we had to run 13 - 15 miles in central park. our first challenge was the weather. it was damn miserable. windy. raining. the only thing that made up for it was that it was about 60 degrees, which was much warmer than i thought it was going to be.

since i have to be done eating by 7, i decided to get up, make oatmeal, and then go back to bed for another 1/2 hour. then it was cab to the west side to take a train, and up to riverside and was seriously nasty out, and there were probably only 20 of us brave souls out for the run. handsome was already there, and charlotte made it just as we were ready to go.

it was a hard day. the rain and and wind was making everyone stiff and i don't know if anyone really had a great run. we were going to try for 14.7 - two loops plus the mile to and from the park. however, around mile 8, that's when my bloody heel broke out.

i first thought something was in my sock, but no...some rubbing gone bad. what started as a little sore and redness, ended as a the back of my shoe all blood-stained. gross and ouch. so we ended up ditching the extra 1.7...and ended up running a little over 13 miles. the last few were hard, and i was definitely hurting. but, i was not hurting as much as the last time.

when we went to sign out, i gave my name and the mentor exclaimed - oh! i know you! you're our superstar! and that put a smile on my salty, tired face.

off to finish up the halloween costume.

today's mileage: 13
total mileage: 161.1

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