While I was running I notice an odd issue. My feet were starting to burn. And of course for most of my run all I could think of is how hot my feet were. Then all I could think about is that those poor runners at Badwater were running in much hotter feeling feet than my feet. I guess I need to try some thinner socks. Hopefully that will help. I do love my cushiony balega socks.
So I guess I need to go back to my feeture elite socks. How do those Badwater runners do it? A few miles and I was ready to try barefoot running. Then I thought about the rocks on the road and quickly changed my mind. My feet do not like it rough.
While I was running I saw one of my neighbors running up the huge hill that I was running down. I have seen him run before (or I may have seen him in his yard..not sure.) Anyway, I was heading down the hill, hating my feet and he was running up the hill. As he was pushing on up the hill he turns and says "good job!" Little did he know he just made my run! Its funny how some of the simplest things that people say really has an impact. It just put a little skip in my step. Most times I find that runners will either
A. ignore me
B. give me the little head nod
C. the smile and keep running.
ever normally get "good job" while I'm running. Not sure if it was the look on my face. I tend to look like I hate life during my runs. Sometimes I actually hate life, other times I don't realize that I look like I hate life. Or if he is always so nice to other runners. Whatever the case, thanks for making my run! I think I am going to start to tell other runners "Good Job!"
So to all of you runners, Good job! Keep on running!