Thursday, November 18, 2010

Three things Thursday

1. I've done my last couple runs at the indoor track.

Yesterday evening, when I signed in, the lady said "okay, I'll mark you down as walking". I really wanted to correct her and tell her that I wasn't walking. I was running. I decided it wasn't worth it. I've noticed that the majority of the people on the track are just walking, so I suppose the assumption is natural. At $2 a time, or 12 runs for $20, I don't think I'll ever buy a treadmill. I much prefer running outside, so I only intend to do the track when I really need to.

2. My son is planning on becoming a personal trainer.

When I was running with the kids on Tuesday, I had to take walk breaks every few minutes. (Running with a chariot is very challenging.) Spud would ask me why we were going slower. When I told him I was out of breath, he told me to take a drink of my water. Then: "You drink your water mommy? Now you have energy; now we can go FAST again!"

3. I've been getting a bleeding toe. (non-runners, you may just want to skip this.)

My toes are shaped funny in a permanently pushed together configuration. (perhaps from years of wearing slightly too small shoes?) When I run, one of my toenails has started cutting into the toe next to it, even if I trim the toenail the day before. I think I'm just going to have to wrap the injured toe in bandaids to keep it from happening.


  1. Spud is SO CUTE!! You're setting such a great example!! I can't believe you even attempted to run with two kids in a chariot!!

    Your toe sounds painful. I hope the bandaids work!

  2. Take care of them feet. Exercise is so hard when the feet are not happy.

    Spud Power!

    Have a Great weekend!

  3. So sorry about your toes. I hope the bandaids work.