By the end of my Half Marathon in 2012 Paul Bunyan, aka Bunion had stepped on the inside of my foot near the right toe. The right foot already had deformities in the toes and a neuroma from hiking and running in bad-fitting boots in another life. So after that race, having found shoes that let my feet splay out when running, I set out to reform and heal my feet.
Conveniently I’d also been working on the book in most spare moments, so that helped some. I continue working on final details, permissions and some additions that come to mind as I work on how the chapters harmonize. I am not slogging away over long writing sessions from the wee hours to the rising of the sun anymore, and for now I am grateful for that. The hardest part of making the deadline push to finish this book has been wanting to train as before, with writing something I fit in here and there. I feel like a kid longing for recess.
The 7 miles, run with fast intervals, was only one and a half minutes off my half marathon pace after laying off of serious running for a few months. I believe short, high intensity intervals I’ve done in between have helped.