Where has the time gone? Hard to believe that it’s been over a month since Sulphur. We’ve been busy, somehow that always seems to happen in the summer, so here is a quick update.
1. It took me 10 whole days of rest before I could run after Sulphur. I might have been able to try sooner but I didn’t want to push anything and I’m happy I took the rest. I only lost one toe nail even though right after the race it looked more like I was going to lose whole toes. After the swelling went down in my feet and ankles I noticed a small lump on the tendon running up from ankle. Working in health care has its perks.
Turns out it’s just a ganglion cyst. It most likely developed from the tongue of my shoe rubbing my ankle. I remember my tongue bugging me and telling Dan about it but I don’t think we did anything to fix it, so now I will wait and see if it goes away. On the plus side it doesn’t hurt anymore.
2. Dan and I explored some new trails at Rattlesnake Point. I like running here, lot’s of ups and down and more technical than what we usually run on.
3. Saw some wildlife.
4. Took a newbie out on the trails, cousin Alex, Dan tried to kill him and I chicked him. We are such fun people to run with!
5. Dan’s parents arrived from England for a visit and their first half marathon at the Niagara Ultra. Dan ran the 50km, and I dropped down to the half so I could keep my mother in law company and throw water on her head. Turned out to be a pretty hot and humid day, something that in-laws had not been used to running in (ever apparently), so the heat caused some havoc for them but they soldiered on.
6. Dan and I ran to the Bleasdell Boulder. Dan has passed the sign for the boulder for the last 7 years and decided he just had to see it, I’ve passed that sign my whole life and have never been all that fussed. Now we can both say we’ve seen the large erratic.
It was Canada Day that weekend so we stopped to look at some decorations in Batawa on route to the boulder.
There may have been a beer mile and a fastpacking adventure in there too, but I’m hoping to get my act together and write more detailed posts about those. Next up is Limberlost this weekend, I can’t wait for a hot 56km on my favourite 14km loop.