Channeling My Inner Steve In A Speedo…
I have been running for a while now since I got the go-ahead. I guess I had to have some sort of initiation – some way to be accepted back into the wonderful world of being a “runner” I first noticed something amiss about 3 days ago. You know, a little rubbing felt through your kicks and socks. The start of the dreaded blister. Yo, I am tough I ran though it. I sucked it up. I am strong.
Next day it hurt more. When I got home and ripped off my kicks and socks – I saw the darn thing. Clearly, there was a blister happening. Then today, I ran 4 miler. It hurt but not so bad that I had to stop or anything. Came home and again ripped off my kicks and socks – Wait What?? The darn thing was beet red and getting bigger. Look at that thing. WTF? I was all like dude I am turning into Steve in a Speedo minus the speedo. By the way, if your not already reading Steve’s blog, than you must. He has ugly feet and is hilarious plus he is an incredible athletic. Go now. I’ll wait.
While my feet are much cuter than Steve’s – that blister there can rival anything he throws at us right? I have no clue what to even do for a blister. Do I pop the sucker? Should I put a band aid on it. Should I have it casted? Have the entire foot cut off? No clue.
So, my runs? I am up to 5 miler. My fastest mile so far is a 9.03. But, I cannot maintain that for more than a mile or two.
I am officially signed up for 3 races.
And the best part? I am going to get to meet TED!!! Ted decided to run the Brooklyn Half Marathon with me. I am so psyched about this. He said he would run the entire race with me. I feel so happy about that because now I know I will finish the thing. Thank you TED!!
I will also be meeting Christie. She has been consistently improving her pace during her runs. She is way faster than I am and I am proud of her fast improvements. I have a new running friend as well. Her name is Samantha and she actually lives in the same apartment building that I live in. We met on facebook. I did not know her before we met. How crazy is that? I live on floor 4 and she lives on floor 2. We ran together last Sunday. 3 miler in 30.58.
Steve in a Speedo if you are reading this: HA check out my blister dude!!!
4 miles – 41.29 10.22 min/mile 479 calories burned. It was so freaking annoyingly windy, I had a really hard time with this run.
The Universe told me today: