Sunday, March 13, 2011
Well, BlisterZilla has had the last laugh. I decided to run today because my weekly mileage was low and because I love running at this time of year - I have the day off and can run outside, and no way I was going to waste an outdoor spring run when everything is blooming and the air feels (and smells) sooo good. Also, I had arranged to meet some friends for breakfast at IHOP and there's no way I can eat pancakes on a non-running day!!!
So I ran an easy 5-miler, and it was fantastic. At one point I was running on a long downhill and I could see the sun rising over the Smokey Mountains in the distance and everything was right with the world. If I could bottle that feeling and sell it I'd be a millionaire. And then BlisterZilla broke. She had a giant moleskin pad over her, so there was some protection, but I could feel her break and the last two miles back to my house were NOT fun.
On a positive note, my average pace for this run was 10:09 - and it was an easy run. Not laid back, have a picnic easy, but conversational, pleasant easy. There was a time (not so long ago!) when holding a 10:30 pace was a maximal effort. So from that standpoint, I'm getting stronger.
But now I have neosporin and a bandage over the remains of Blisterzilla, and I'm wearing padded socks and Crocs. Such a great look! Have a great Sunday, everyone - I'll be staying off of my feet!