Thursday, June 26, 2008

Officially Out of Control

Well, it's official, my running is out of control. Wednesday was bike to work day here, and in honor of the day, I decided to commute to work in a more "earth friendly" manner. Unfortunately, I do not own a bike, so the only remaining option was to run the 15 miles to work. I left the house at 7 am and arrived at work at 9, not bad considering I got sidetracked a few times along the way. I got a free bagel and coffee out of it, so I didn't come away empty handed. Needless to say you would think that that would be it for the day, but when a friend suggested an easy 6 miles I couldn't turn him down. Like I said, out of control.

The end result of this is that I am piling the miles on, so I broke 1000 miles for the year during my run to work. It's also put a lot of miles on my shoes, so when I found out last week that I had been selected as a shoe wear tester I was really excited. That gives me a "free" pair of shoes to wear for the next month and a half, taking some of the pressure off of my Brooks shoes. Note that "free" above is in quotation marks as the fee for the wear test is my sole...of my foot. For the past week I have been battling a very nasty blister as a result of the shoe change. I don't want any loafer feet anyway!


Cate said...

wow! you're right. you're out of control. i think i've put you in the addict category :-)

way to go on breaking 1000. we're 1/2 way through the year & i'm almost 100 miles of where i need to be to meet my '08 goal. it's no where near your mileage.

free shoes! awesome. take care of the blister!

defothergill said...

I'm with Cate--you are an addict. Still there are worse things to be addicted to. Congrats on hitting 1000 miles

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