DAY 18 - Don't make me go all VFF on you!
|My bitchy feet need a break|
I ran about 3 miles completely barefoot. I'm not sure what was happening today. My feet just weren't feeling their normal happy selves. They were downright cranky and tender. Ok. So I stepped on a few spiky things that managed to hitch a ride for few yards, but I do that all the time. If it doesn't hurt I just kinda do the "bull" imitation to slough it off. You know? Where you do a little quickie jump stop and brush the bottom of your feet on the ground a few times to get whatever bits have embedded themselves in your foot off. I probably only have to do this once or twice while running. Sometimes I have to stop and brush it off with my hands, but for the most part the embedded bits weren't any more annoying today than any other day. So I don't think that was it. Although... one spiky bit had kind of tore the skin. It wasn't much of a tear though. Nothing to go all VFF about. But then I thought about my upcoming 5k Turkey Trot. It will be my first barefoot race EVER and I don't want to go into that with raw feet so I sucked it up and put on the VFFs. I always carry them with me, just in case. I was kind of glad I did today. Had no problems once they were on. Was even able to push my pace up a notch as well.
Got home, babied my feet with a nice warm bath and some bactine. Now its time to have a little talk with them. I hate to have to lay down the iron hammer and sequester my soles in the VFFs, but if I have to I will.
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