Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Battle Scars

Daddy and my sister Evie both ran track and cross country in high school. Daddy even went on to run in college and as a three-a-day smoker, for years, could go out and run a few miles at will. Evie, in her early 30's, with a baby that doesn't sleep, still plays soccer.

I didn't inherit the running gene.

I hate it, but as I've told you here, I kind of do it begrudgingly as a necessary evil. I've completed two 5K races and try to run once a week or so.

Last weekend, I went to the gym with Lawn Boy and I did this

Afterwards, when I took off my shoes, I found this

I didn't even feel it.

I think I am officially a runner.

How in the world did THAT happen?

Daddy says welcome to the club and to get better fitting shoes!

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Slamdunk said...

A tough one you are!

I have always run sporadically, but never really enjoyed it. I always looked at running as a necessary evil. Thanks for inspiring.

Leah said...

I'd say you a re a runner! Ouch!!

The Dose of Reality said...

WOW! You are totally a runner! :)-Ashley

Angelwithatwist said...

Yeah I totally would have felt that.. and been crying like a little girl..

Ilene Evans said...

Yes! Yes! That big old blister would officially make you a runner. Welcome my friend!

ChiTown Girl said...

GEE WHIZ!! You really need to warn a girl when you're going to be posting bloody pictures!! Sheesh!!!

(I'm super squeamish, and a BIG baby about that kind of stuff. :( )

Great job on the running. I want to know how someone who's not a runner was able to run over 4 1/2 miles in only 50 minutes! Nice job!

Charlotte Klein said...


Glad you found something you enjoy (even though the photo makes me never want to try running). HA! Kidding :) I'm hoping to get back into shape now that this tire has found a comfortable spot in my midsection. Gross!

Mimi B said...

Well, let's start off with...ewwwww! ha! I'm not now, nor will I ever be a runner! I get a stitch in my side walking to the mailbox. My girls however seem to enjoy running. They're weird. lol My mom did get me a treadmill for Christmas, but I'm going to use that as a walking desk. Don't plan on running on it any time soon. You go you running girl!