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A small (very small!) setback

I knew it was coming.  In fact, I could envision the exact thoughts the doctor was thinking.  I could almost see them forming in his mind.

I started to tense up.  My heart was beating loudly in my chest.  My defenses were on alert.

I was at the dermatologist Wednesday because of a blister on top of my toe.  I developed it after the 25K on Sunday.  It popped but it’s really, really painful whenever I walk.  And when I run, well…it’s even worse.

It seems kind of silly a BLISTER is making it hard to run when I know of so many others who have far worse conditions that prevent them from running.

It’s almost embarrassing even writing about this.

The doctor’s words finally came out, as I knew they would. “You’d probably better not run for awhile.  Otherwise, it will just keep getting irritated and take a very long time to heal.”

Not run…because of a BLISTER???  Are you SERIOUS???

And then, of course, I just HAD to ask the question that I already knew the answer to.

“Doctor, are you a runner, by any chance?”

But really, it’s okay.  I’m thankful it’s just a blister.

Last fall, I had another type of problem on top of my foot.  I resolved it by cutting a hole through my (expensive) sneaker with a pair of scissors, just so I could run pain-free.  Running in the rain wasn’t so pleasant during this time, but it was far better than the other option—not running at all.  Hmmm.  Perhaps I will need to do this again if this blister doesn’t heal fast enough.

I did not run Wednesday, which is the day I’m writing this blog.  Maybe I will take a few days off from running.  Kathy says as long as we follow 90% of our marathon training plan, we should be fine.  This little setback should not have a negative impact on my training.

I will make up what I missed by the end of the weekend.  I have confidence.

Stay tuned for an update.

Enjoy your weekend!

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