This post was supposed to be about my awesome hill training on Sunday. I hit up the Catoctin Mountains and did 8.58 miles of intense trailing running/hiking. The trail was very rocky in some places, so it was a pseudo-run/hike, but well done nonetheless.
As I stated already, this post was SUPPOSED to be about that. But alas, it’s not. That post will come, pictures and all, but right now, I’m laid up with a throbbing left toe.
Yesterday, I could tell there was some soreness in my left foot. It was dull and hard to pinpoint the source. I was hoping it was because of the rocks from Sunday. I was wrong. My old friend Mr. Gout is back. Yup, I’ve not had an episode in nearly a year (http://runnersbug.blogspot.com/2011/04/rainstorms-whining-and-inflammation.html). That one most likely happened from missing several doses of meds. This one, I haven’t taken the meds since January. The harsh run on Sunday probably was the trigger. I had hoped that changing my diet and loosing weight would keep it away, I guess not. Time to get back on the meds and stick with them. YUK!