A Great Day

two reasons it was a great day –

i saw the podiatrist. she was awesome. after telling me the normal treatment path would include; orthotics, insoles, metatarsal pads and lifts (basically everything i had already done) she conceited that i was not a ‘normal patient’. and that i needed some advanced treatment. she then pulls out the needle and daddy travels to dreamland.. or, ah, i mean she shot the nerve with the alcohol solution. it hurt actually. but then.. no pain. well some pain. but it was just the pain of then needle fishing around. but no shooting nerve pain when i walked! no shooting nerve pain when i ran! whoa! i was supposed to give it a test run after wards but i had to rush over to the phinney neighborhood center to talk to team in training.

which brings me to the second reason i had a great day. i presented on nutrition and hydration to team in training. i geek out on all this stuff so it was really quite fun. at this point i’ve talked about and presented this material so many times i don’t need any notes. we had a great group training for three different marathons. many taking notes. just typing that makes me smile. i’m happy i can be of service to so many beginners in one place. it’s pretty cool actually.

ok now i’ve got crazy thoughts going through my head that i can race 100 miles in two weeks. october 3rd is the grindstone 100. since i haven’t gone for a real run yet we’ll have to see how it feels tomorrow. i’m hopeful.


i spoke too soon – it hurts.