I went for a six-mile run today. Well, it started out being five, but at a crucial decision point I felt pretty good, so Clara and I kept going, committing to a longer loop, rather than an out-and-back.
That was dumb.
It was hot, and the route I choose took us inland, away from the water. Even Clara was cranky about it. I make sure she runs in shade when possible, and that her paws are fine, and that she’s getting water (although she hates drinking from my bottle because she’s a princess), but she was completely over the run after about mile four. She dragged on the leash so that I had even more weight to move forward, except when she was lunging maniacally at a groundhog skittering ahead of her.
It was a rough run.
I worked in Alameda, where I was running, for years. I prayed for a cop car to drive by. I was planning on faking a fall just so s/he’d stop and I could get a ride back to my car. With my luck, though, I probably would have eaten pavement, so it’s probably best I didn’t.
And even with the duct-tape trick and new socks, I got blisters! What the hell? I was SO ready for the duct-tape to work. I think it did, it was just that after a while I sweated it off, and the tape then stuck to the sock, not my foot, causing rubbing in the arch area. I’ve tried everything y’all have suggested and more that you haven’t, and I am left with the fact that I just have to get calluses.
Oh! But I’ve set up a donation page, with the help of the Multiple
Myeloma Research Foundation, so your hard-earned dollars really ARE going
to honor my little mama. If you’ve already donated, your money has been
moved to that pot, and I thank you with all my heart.
Grey’s Anatomy tonight! And I’m planning on staying up late to watch it because I can. Also planning on knitting on the sofa, if I don’t fall asleep first. I’ve been battling sleepiness for days now, and it keeps winning.
My dogs are barking because people are on the street in front of the house (the NERVE) and also, my dogs are barking, figuratively. I think I deserve a little ice-cream, maybe. Yup.
Oh, and dotty old Harriet would like to say hello. She may be almost 18, but she can still be very bossy.
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