running problems

Stone Runner

stone runnerEvery runner has issues at one point or other regardless of how well, fast, often, slow or consistent they are.  Whether it is a bathroom issue or a developing weather issue, a running out of water issue, cramp issue or whatever, we all have them.  I will say that the girlies of the world have one in particular that actually drives me crazy!  Yep it’s dealing with that time of the month.  I don’t mean whining about cramps or wimping out because I’m tired.  I’m talking about the swollen body, michelin tire-man inflation that happens 2 days before the dreaded 5-7 day ordeal.  I am finding that my legs in particular are swelling a lot lately and they feel like I’m dragging bags of rocks down the road.  It’s not lack of hydration because I drink a TON of water.  It’s just nature taking it’s course and I have to say I’m not a fan!  Maybe it’s age and impatience because i’m done having kids.  I am all done with this game of monthly misery.  I don’t usually complain but today it was ridiculously difficult to push through 3 stupid miles and all because I have boobs and a uterus.  I know, I could have other issues or illnesses or something that should make me grateful for having that issue but whine whine I”M NOT!  Maybe it’s the turn of the seasons to Summer and it’s just seasonal swelling but I don’t like it either way.  So today was icky but I did it and I will continue to deal with the Stone Runner each month but I don’t have to be happy about it.


Hard Running · Random Thoughts

Fluffy Feet

fluffy feetToday was the first warm day in a while.  Beyond that it is the beginning of the warm weather.  I know this not because my thermometer told me so, but because I had Fluffy Feet!   Yep I wore the smallest thinnest socks I could find and I swear to god my shoes had shrunk at least a size and a half as I ran along side my son who was on his bike riding beside me pacing me to the slower pace I have adopted.  This fluffy footed syndrome is not unique to me and reminds me that after work runs will be later and later or super early in the am to avoid the heat.  Today I did not mind because James was tagging along and I was enjoying the warmth over the chilly rainy air that has been hanging around like the neighborhood annoying kid who just can’t take a hint.  So I managed to put in my standard non training daily 3 miles but was even happier when it was complete and more so when I unlaced and removed my shoes right there in the driveway!  My fluffy feet just could not wait to be relieved of duty and their respective uniform.  So here’s to warm weather AND fluffy feet.  Bring on Summer!