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Oh poor ignored blog!  I apologize for my lack of regular entries.  Due to some family complications my writing schedule has been a little off.  Luckily, my running has been right on schedule!

I can’t believe how much I’ve improved in just four workouts.  The past three runs have been 1.58 miles (I’m sticking to the same path) and I’m continuing to run quickly through the fields and slow down to a light jog or fast walk around the wooded areas.  I’ve found this is both giving my foot a chance to heal and I haven’t had any breathing issues, despite sweating up a storm!  My speed has already increased so much that I’ve cut more than four minutes off the workout!  Woo-hoo!  Eventually I’d like to reintroduce distance along with the speed, but right now I’m enjoying speeding up and having a steady recovery from my foot injury.

I promised you guys a picture of the acupuncture needle I’ve been wearing in my foot and here it is!  

Under that little band-aid is a needle routed through a tiny magnet.  It’s placed on the Liver Meridian, point #3 (LV3) which, aside from aiding my foot, is also a stress-reducer.

I do have a funny story to share.  Yesterday, when I got to work my Vibram’s were still wet from some reservoir swimming I’d done the day before.  Since it was a bright, sunny day I put them on the roof of my car.  Well, around lunch time I headed into town for some grub and then to a client’s home for a consult.  Naturally, I completely forgot the Vibram’s were on my roof.  At the end of the day, I headed out to my car to grab my shoes and hit the trail.  You should have seen the look on my face when I found one sad Vibram clinging to my roof rack, while it’s buddy was no where to be found.  I was furious with myself (though, also amused by my stupidity).  I decided to start driving down the road and fully expected that if I was lucky enough to find my shoe it would certainly have been run over by then.  Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised to not only find the shoe, but I found it intact less than a mile away and near a turn around so it was even easy for me to park and pick it up.  I believe that was the last time I dry my shoes on the roof of my car!

Lastly, I wrote up a synapsis of how technology has aided my running in this week’s Tech Tails newsletter.  Here it is if you’re curious.  Also, if you enjoy my babbling you’re welcome to subscribe to Tech Tails and get a dose of Mac bantering in your inbox every week.

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  1. Jacqueline  June 27, 2010

    Eeeenteresting. Thanks for posting that photo; I’ve been curious. Also, coincidentally enough, I had my first ever acupuncture session a couple of days ago. She put pins in that very spot on me, in addition to a bunch of other spots, but those two spots were the only spots that were sharp on insertion and gave me quite a twinge when she pulled them out. Weird. Anyway, I do feel pretty awesome this weekend. yay