First day of spring…ish

Welcome, spring… oh wait it’s snowing. Never mind.

I had been entertaining ideas of running today’s 5-miler outside, because 5 miles on the treadmill is a long, long time to run in place. But thanks to the snow and slush and rain I was stuck inside. Anyway, I did finish the run, 5 miles in 1:02:40, and somehow I even managed to pull of negative splits– a nice bonus! The weather is supposed to be nice for tomorrow’s 7 miler; that’ll definitely be outside.

My shoes are giving me a little grief though. They’re a bit short and my big toenail might be rubbing slightly, plus my feet keep falling asleep (progressively loosening the laces helps for a while). I mean, I can put up with them, but it would be so nice to just have a pair of shoes I don’t have to mess around with. I’m envious of people with normal feet (whatever that is) that don’t play Russian roulette every time they buy a new pair of shoes. If I could pull it off, I’d run barefoot just so I didn’t have to deal with it!

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4 Responses to First day of spring…ish

  1. I know how you feel! I always spend the first two weeks worrying my new shoes will kill my feet.

  2. lethally says:

    NOBODY has normal feet! :(

    • G says:

      True enough! But some folks have feet that shoemakers don’t accommodate at all. I’m lucky in that I can usually go to men’s shoes to get the width I need (as long as it comes in 7.5).

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