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Category: Injury

Raise Your Hand If You’re An Idiot

Let’s see, I am a complete idiot and didn’t put sunscreen on when I went to the pool. Here’s my logic:

  1. I’m not sure if we will go to the pool because it’s 70 degrees and no sun.
  2. However, if we do go, the sun can still get me through the clouds.
  3. How bad could it be though?

4 hours later

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This is what I looked like when I went for my run. If you want a better look at the sun burn, just look at my arm above my bracelets.

I was able to get a run in that night before the burn set in too much, but then I had to take 3 days off of running because my feet were completely toasted and swollen and I couldn’t wear shoes.

I feel like a complete idiot and a failure because I missed three days of training and I have a race that I kind of care about a week from today. Awesome.

But good news is that I should be for sure able to run tomorrow which is our first actual workout and it’s hills. I hate hills, but it won’t be too bad because it’s only 15 minutes!

So if you learn anything from me, it’s don’t be an idiot and put on SPF even if it isn’t hot out and sunny.

In case you were curious, the run went decent that night.

5 Miles in 38:29 [7:41 per mile]

7:47
7:34
7:46
7:52
7:29

We also moved stuff into our apartment! I will show you the slow progress hah

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It’s all a work in progress and nothing is completely done yet. The kitchen is done for the most part but everything else is still being worked on. Plus we are in desperate need of decorations!

Q: How excited were you when you moved into your first place?

Q: How awful are sunburns? Seriously I used so much aloe vera and medicine and still hurt like no other. Today was the first day I stopped burning an insane amount and I went to the pool thursday.

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Oh Hey Knee Strap, What are You Doing?

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I’m pointing to my knee strap, although my aim is off and it looks like I’m pointing to my massive quad. Moving on…

My knee has been bugging me

4 Miles in 31:46 [7:56 per mile]

8:23
8:00
7:52
7:30

Thoughts on the run

  1. My knee is better today than yesterday! Hope this strap works.
  2. Hi black lab friend!
  3. My toe still hurts. When will it heal up?
  4. The grass still isn’t cut. I wonder how tall it will get.
  5. Man I feel really good today. In shape again!

To be honest I don’t remember more than that. I need to do these posts right after I run and then publish them the next day instead of at night or the next day. Because if I have run a second time then I have forgotten my thoughts from the run before.

But I do have another gruesome picture of my foot. It bled more today.

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I can’t tell if my other toenail just got blood on it or if it is cracked too? Oh well. For my next run I put a bandaid on and it was better.

Q: What thoughts do you think as you run?

Q: Do you have any current aches?

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