Due to the upcoming mountain jaunt I've reduced the number of runs this week. And since Pepper didn't want to run today - I was pulling her the whole way - we kept it to a tidy 3.5. It must be the heat. She just did not want to run fast. I ran a lot slower than I wanted.
Ever since my Big Blister episode in January, the balls have been sensitive. The skin has not yet grown back to full thickness which leaves the balls a little sore after a run. OK, I'm talking about the balls of my feet! Get your mind out of the gutter. So, I ran with the vibrams today. I haven't worn them in a very long time. I confirmed that they are still too small. I bought them in December of '09, a mere 4 months after I started running. My feet have grown since then - musculature and width. But they weren't too bad for a short run. I wouldn't be comfortable for more than 5 miles in them. As to the reason why the skin hasn't thickened up in 4 months since the mid January run is anyone's guess. I'll bet a lot of it is due to the sidewalks I run on - abrasive for the naked foot.
The weather is conspiring against my mountain run. It's clear and warm surrounding the race day. Saturday calls for severe weather and precip' at 90% - wtf. I'll bring the aquas.
I must thank Barefoot Josh for the contest for the Blue Ridge Marathon. I was the "lucky" winner and will represent our fellow barefootsiers the best I can. And, by the way, check out his blog, he's got an excellent post about chickens.
Back to taxes . . .