I just licked my fork and set my little blue plate on the end table. The cinnamon from a slice of Apple Cider Pie is lingering on my tongue.
It’s definitely the holidays. Dessert every night. Carbs for dinner. I didn’t feel so guilty about it last week, but today, I do.
It’s been two days since the Seattle Half Marathon and my legs are just itching to stretch out for a couple of miles. Unfortunately, my blistered feet aren’t up for it, which I found out at 6 a.m. when I tried to put on my shoes for work. Ouch-ouch-ouch! I had to wear my grubby old running sneakers (not the first time) and loosen the laces as far as I could without the shoes actually falling off.
Here comes a foot picture. Look away if you need to.
That’s TWO blisters right there. A fresh one and an old friend…or foe. Whatever.
I decided I’m going running at lunch tomorrow whether or not the feet want to cooperate. If the weather is anything like today’s sunshine and blue sky, then it’s going to take a lot more than blisters to keep me inside. Besides, I’ve got Band-Aids, don’t I?
My next race is the Jingle Bell Run & Walk 5K in Seattle on December 13. I have to say, I’m looking forward to the 5K. It’ll be a nice change after the half.
But then it’s right back to long runs and crazy adventures after the holidays because there’s been some bloggy buddy talk today about the Mercer Island Half on March 21st and it’s looking like it’s probably going to be a go!
When I mentioned the March half to Mr. T, he said, “Why don’t you run a full?”
Hahahahaha! Funny joke, Mr. T.
But he wasn’t kidding. His face was serious. I love him for believing me, but…I’m a little scared of the full right now.
My original plan for 2010 was that the Rock and Roll in June would be my first 26.2. But I can’t afford the high entry fee and, also, I don’t think I will have made up my mind on whether or not I’m ready to train for a full by the time the race fills up.
What are your plans and goals for 2010?
Okay, gotta run (haha, thank you, I’ll be here all week, don’t forget to tip your waitress) and do some strength work while I watch The Biggest Loser. I should work off some of this guilt…er, I mean pie. Or…I could decorate the Christmas tree. Oh, holidays, how you thwart me.
Hey Kerrie–If you haven't already, get the Band Aid blister band aids!!! You NEED them!!!!! They have cushion and make the blister go away!!!!!!! I love them when I have a blister.
You could totally rock a full marathon! If you went from not being able to run more than 20 minutes to knocking out a half marathon in a span of 4-5 months, of course you can do a marathon! But don't feel pressured into running any race, I'd say. You are an awesome runner no matter what races you run in.And since you asked about my goals… good question. My first marathon (Feb. 7), my third Mud Run (June 5 probably), possibly my second and maybe even third Ragnar Relay (June maybe, October maybe), hopefully a second marathon (actually, my blog topic for tomorrow!) and at least one half (November). And I'd love to run a 5K just to shatter my only 5K time.I best save up for a couple of pairs of shoes 🙂
Owie blisters! I had two matching ones right where yours are. Boo.Are your socks cotton? And is there too much of a side gap in the toe box of your shoes?Isn't pie delicious? (And cinnamon is GOOD for you, by the way).:) I really want to run the Mercer Island Half with you girls…so we'll see!
Ooh those blisters look so painful! But I am SO proud of you for pushing through that and finishing! You are my hero! I don't know this will convince you any but I DO think you could rock a marathon! It sounds to me like nailed that half I believe you can do it! 🙂 Congrats!!!!!
Ouch on the blisters!Your plan is good, but I think you should totally run a full, but I think all the Rock-N-Roll races are WAY overpriced! Go with a cheaper race and I am sure you will be satisfied! My 2010 goals are to run 1000 miles (which was this year's goal, but the foot messed that up) and to run a sub 2 hr 1/2. I have one on the calendar for April and one in October …
oofta. those blisters look hardcore. my feet hurt just thinking about having to walk on those. at least you earned the right to say “i have some massive blisters that i got while running the seattle half marathon”random, sort of question, when you run at work, what do you to “freshen up” after your run? baby wipes? perfume? wash the pits in the sink?just wondering.*and… we don't watch a lot of TV but i saw part of the biggest loser last night where they did a marathon. you could totally rock it.
Ouch, that looks like it hurts. The half with all your blog buddies sounds like a lot of fun. I wish you guys lived by me lol. Goals? I've been thinking about some and will blog about them soon. I just don't know where my injury will leave me and how it will affect my goals.
That looks painful!! You could do the full. Did you watch TBL last night? If they can, so can you!
yuck on the blister, but go for the half on 321, fun!!
Kerrie,Love the new pic, sportin' your Seattle Half attire! Ouch on the blisters…not good! Planning a bloggy meet-up here in Orlando, too, just in time for the Disney Princess Half. More to come on that! Wanted to let you know: I will gladly brown-bag it for a couple of days to donate $10 to your Jingle Bell 5K for the Arthritis Foundation, and invite others to match it. (have contributed) I see this morning you're at 30%. Come on bloggy friends – we can help KT reach her goal of $100! I think Zoe's doing this one, too?? Will cruise over and check… Yep – Biggest Loser was good, but wish they could've run with others… much more fun! As for a full Mary, you could def take it on, but wow! That's a lot! Then again, I AM a turtle runner, so that seems HUGE to me! Hugs from O-Town… will drop back by to catch up on my reading tonight. 🙂 r.