It looks like our long run will take place on Saturday instead. We're heading out to Birdshill Park for our first Try a Trail. It will be 22 km (going by memory so this may not be entirely accurate). Come out and join us if you are in the mood for a trail.
I broke my toe yesterday. And it wasn't while I was running either. Of all the terrain we have run on, I find it amusing that this injury occurred in the safety of my own home. I think there is a lesson there somewhere. The Dr. told me not to run on it for at least a couple of weeks. Naturally, I went straight home and googled "running with broken toe" and decided if others have done it then maybe I can get away with it too. The following are a few things I learned during my trial run today:
1) Running shoes and regular shoes are painful, but swim shoes are not ( yippee!).
2) having a good splint is mandatory.
3) Running on cement is less painful than running in grass.
4) If the pain becomes unbearable, stop running.
I'm not endorsing running with a broken toe. These are just my thoughts on my experience. Sooner or later we were going to have to add an 'Injury' category anyway.
winding down in Chicago
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