I'm exhausted. Mentally.
Physically, I am doing pretty good. In fact, my running is the one thing keeping me going mentally. Running gives me that little endorphin kick that puts me back in action mentally.
I actually decided to write a quick post as a "break" from everything else. I pushed aside my guilt about being so far behind on blog reading and on writing blog posts for my family blog because writing this would result in a shorter break than attempting either of those things. I haven't been totally out of the blogging world lately, but I haven't left comments because I haven't yet found a magical way to leave comments through Google Reader without having to open each individual blog (please tell me if you know of such magic). I will admit I am ridiculously behind though. My apologies to your 804 unread posts in my Reader. I appreciate you reading my blog in spite of the fact that I have been so delinquent when it comes to reading yours. I will get there eventually, I promise.
In the meantime, I have made a decision about my marathon. I will not be running it. No, not even attempting a run/walk. Although my knees have been much better lately, I have decided a marathon with a lot of downhill is not the right thing right now. Especially since I don't feel prepared otherwise. As I considered my options, there was no way I would get to the race with any runs longer than 16 miles under my belt, and that just wasn't going to cut it. I will go pick up my number and my shirt, but I won't be joining the other runners at the starting line. I have tried contacting someone about volunteering or other options, but no one ever calls me back. So not running it is the way it will go down.
With that decision made, I can now looking forward to what is ahead for me and running. I added a new race to my schedule, the Utah Valley Half Marathon on June 12. I think it is the perfect timing and distance for where I am right now. I am really excited to run it, partly because my cousin is running it too. I also talked to the race director, and his insight made me even more excited. But I'll save that for another post.
RUN: I can't figure out why I get blisters over and over again on the bottom of my foot where the arrow is pointing in this picture:
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