I ran here in Austin two days ago in the Walnut Creek Park. It was a really pretty run, but my left calf started acting up just before I stopped (well, about three miles before I stopped). When I got up yesterday, I had planned to go out for a long run-- I had a route mapped out for 22 miles. My calf just said nooooo. So I took the day off.
Monday, November 10, 2008
But I did have a stroke of good luck yesterday afternoon. I had gone to Rogue Running, aterrific running gear store here in Austin, in search of a long sleeve shirt to run in. It is colder here than I expected! I didn't find a shirt, but in the SALE pile, I found a pair of Montrail Vitesses for $30. It was like finding the trail running holy grail. I was checking them for nails inside and stuff-- I just couldn't believe it. Of course I bought them, feeling very smug about wearing my $30 Montrails!.
I went out for a run this morning-- I meant to go for an hour and a half. But as soon as I stepped out the door in my new $30 Montrails!, I realized there was a problem. My left big toe was banging right up against the end of the shoe. Darn, I thought (hey, this site is PG). So I cut the run short right at 30 minutes.
At lunchtime I was able to take the shoes back to Rogue Running. They took them back and gave me another pair of $30 Montrails! in exchange for free! Fantastic! Incredible! No Sh*t! So I left feeling doubly smug and very happy about life in general. So if you're ever in Austin, go buy shoes or something at Rogue Running Gear.
When I got back to the FEMA shop, it turned out that the folks at the FEMA shop in Beaumont had requested someone to come do what I do. So I'm going to go there early tomorrow morning and go do what I do there. It will be cool, with any luck I'll be able to swing through Lumberton and see my buddy Troy and see my cousin Becky and brother Pancho in Beaumont.