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The running is coming along. I actually did hit 10k last Wednesday, in around 65 minutes. That included a couple of minutes of walking as well. I think I can probably eliminate the walk breaks by April (or not, who cares). I didn't actually sign up for the race yet, though, in case like a leg falls off or something. That reminds me, I think I've got my first case of "runner's toe". Last week the second toe on my right foot really took a beating, I think because the toes of my shoes are worn out. In any case, the nail has since turned purple. Neat.

As a result of the toe thing, I decided it was finally time to pick up some new running shoes on Sunday, since I've had the old ones for at least 10 years. Shoes are so different now! Mine were so old, the clerk at the Running Room had never seen anything like them. They also weigh a ton compared to the new ones. She said as long as I don't run outside with them, I can still return them if they don't work out. I didn't feel anything strange yesterday (other than my feet feeling really light) so I think I'll probably keep them. I do remember that my dad changed shoes a few weeks before a marathon one time, and got sore knees so ended up switching back to the old worn out ones for the race.

I'm not sure what I'll do after 10k... I really have no desire to do longer distances. I guess I could just keep doing the same distance and try to improve my time or something. Not many people understand or believe this, but I actually find it enjoyable and never miss a run.

Date: 2016-02-23 03:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zinniz.livejournal.com
I actually have a case of runner's toe right now but not from running. I've been doing long walks with a heavy backpack to train for goruck.

For me it was a combination of longish toenails on my big toes and extra-thick socks to deal with the cold weather out there. I have a pretty good bruise under one of them now and am resting a few days so i won't be in pain for my event.

Date: 2016-02-23 03:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kadenza.livejournal.com
I actually signed up for Ingress last night after you wrote about it... interested to see what it's all about! It seems to be kind of like geocaching with an element of fiction (?)

Date: 2016-02-23 04:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zinniz.livejournal.com
Pretty much! The fiction is rather far fetched, but can be fun at times. The game itself is much more about teamwork and territory wars. Did you select a faction? I know some Enlightened agents in the Toronto area.

Date: 2016-02-24 03:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brakspants.livejournal.com
My purple toenails from last summer are finally almost grown out. Bleh.

Date: 2016-02-26 09:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] travellight.livejournal.com
So where are you supposed to run indoors that's far enough to determine if they're right or not?

Date: 2016-02-28 04:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kadenza.livejournal.com
Treadmill! That's where I usually this winter anyway, because I'm a wimp and it's too cold.

Date: 2016-02-28 05:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] travellight.livejournal.com
Oh, duh. That never even crossed my mind. I was envisioning a former mall or something. Carry on.

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