The weekend running recap? There isn't one. There was no long run because my shin was very angry on Saturday. It's a little happier today. I went to buy insoles to see if something about my new shoes is causing the problem, but the girl who helped me suggested a few other things instead. She doesn't think it is my shoes since they are pretty similar to what I have always worn. So this afternoon I am trying an "almost instant fix" she suggested. I'll be sure to give you the details and let you know if it works.
I'm sure a lot of you get the Runner's World quote of the day emails, but I wanted to share today's because I thought it was awesome:
People can't understand why a man runs. They don't see any sport in it. Argue it lacks the sight and thrill of body contact. Yet, the conflict is there, more raw and challenging than any man versus man competition. For in running it is man against himself, the cruelest of opponents. The other runners are not the real enemies. His adversary lies within him, in his ability, with brain and heart to master himself and his emotions.
– Glenn Cunningham, American Runner, Olympic Medalist
RUN: This weekend is one of the busiest racing weekends of the year. I am still debating whether or not I will be part of this year's statistics. A lot will depend on the happiness of my shin.