I enjoy running. I know it sounds weird to read that, because believe me it’s weird to SAY it. But I do. I’ve even run the Bloomsday 12K twice… although not this year.
I can make excuses for anything. I didn’t register for Bloomsday this year because I’ve had a sore foot for months. I have a neuroma in my foot, which is a growth around the nerve that runs from the heel to between two of my toes, along the bottom of my foot. It feels like I have a rock in between the bones in the ball of my foot. This makes my toes go numb when I put stress on my feet by running or doing Zumba.
Fun times, lemma tell ya.
The podiatrist gave me a cortisone shot through the top of my foot, into the neuroma. My foot hurt for weeks afterward, and the nerve sort of freaked out. It felt like I had an electrical shock running from my heel to my toes when ever I walked.
That’s been my excuse for a long time. And I’ve gained 13#.
I signed up for the Color Me Rad 5K race last winter, with some friends. Our team is called the Bridal Wave, and we’re going to wear thrifted wedding dresses for the run. They will definitely NOT be white by the time we’re done.
I’m not sure how the dress will affect the way that I run, but I’m hoping to get a decent time. For me that is 31-36 minutes. Hopefully I don’t spend all of that time fighting tulle.
But I haven’t run much in the last few weeks. I can’t even do 5k without walking, particularly if there are any hills. I’m going to do this race if it kills me. (It may.)
THIS is fun!
THIS is how I get my flabby bod in shape, because it’s really the only physical activity besides Zumba that I enjoy. Right?!
So this Saturday I’m going to put on a wedding dress, lace up my Brooks, and go get sprayed with paint at Color Me Rad. I’ll post pictures, I promise.
Now I just have to find a wedding dress! If you follow The Momma Knows on Facebook, you just might get to see some previews.