I am currently suffering from two toe nails in the process of falling off (one with blood, one without), a recurring blister on my pinky toe that have graduated to a blood blister and a strange kind of cork-screw calluses on the side of my toe (is that even possible) along with the regular calluses all over the place!
I am wondering if after two months (approx 170 miles logged) of running my shoes no longer fit right?
Is that possible?
Since my Post-Half-marathon-Slow-Down (two weeks ago) my foot issues have quadrupled!?!
Why don't I go get a pedicure, you ask?
Because the poor woman will freak the hell out at the sight of my feet! They never understand WHY I RUN! I have a sneaking suspicion they don't believe that I run (because in their heads Chubby Chicks aren't Runners) and they are silently thinking I am some sort of S&M Foot Demolishing Menace!
I didn't have this many issues before?
I've also developed a recurring hip-pinch which seems to be easily cured by a foam rolling session post run.
I know I am not stretching nearly enough!
I wonder if all this is happening because of my slow down?
Which I also know is happening because I have stopped my cross-training which was highly beneficial in that it's what was keeping my knees and other body parts from aching! Hmmm ... Better get moving all increasing cross-training and stretching!
Or we will have more repeats of last night:
Distance: 8.12 miles Time: 1:46:02 Pace: 13:02
Why do I keep seeing Slow Poke Ramirez (Speedy Gonzalez' Slower Cousin) in my head!