Why I’ve Been MIA and Shutting Down

I am working on a blog-related project and I had intended not to blog until the project was ready for release.  I made that decision when it was almost done, but then classes started and I haven’t been working on it because I am suddenly a lot more busy.  Every time I have wanted to blog over the last couple weeks, I have decided that I can’t because my project isn’t ready yet.  I think it’s been three weeks now and I don’t want to rush completion, so I’m just going to return to blogging until it is done. 🙂

This is going to have to not be a running blog for a while because I am not running for a while.  I have a piriformus injury that is almost gone, but I also have persistent tendinitis in the arches of both feet.  I have had the latter on and off for almost a year at this point.  Running with tendon pain is just not worth it to me anymore.  I am restarting physical therapy on the 26th for my hip, and I have been much more diligent about doing prescribed at-home exercises and icing my feet.  I have been wearing inserts in my shoes, and if my physical therapist suggests custom orthotics as she has in the past, instead of saying “no thanks,” I am going to ask, “How much and when can we make them?” Continue reading

75 Thoughts Some Runners Have Sometimes

I saw this article on my friend’s Facebook wall the other day and it has been going around the Internet a bit I guess because I’ve seen it like three more times since then.  It’s a BuzzFeed article called 75 Thoughts Every Runner Has While Out For A Run.  Ooo let’s see, I’m a runner, I like running, I like BuzzFeed’s uncannily relatable list articles… *clicks* NOPE NOPE NOPE. I think the article should be titled “75 Thoughts Some Runners Have Sometimes” or “75 Thoughts Every Person Forcing Themselves To Run Because They Think They Have To Has While Out ForContinue reading