Second, my toe issues have not subsided. In fact, I think they've gotten worse. Wednesday's 14 miler turned into an almost 9 miler because instead of my toes seizing up on me, my entire left foot had a freak out. I had just finished my 8 mile loop and was beginning my 6 mile loop when my foot just involuntarily contorted to this odd sideways position. I tried to fix it, but I had no control. I dragged it along until I reached the library. I ducked inside and called Pete to pick me up. This involuntary contortion actually has happened to me about four times in the past twenty or so years. Because it has been few and far between, I never really did anything about it. This might change. I will make an appointment with the doctor by the end of the week if it does not improve. My own diagnosis has ranged from poor nutrition to multiple sclerosis. I need some answers and a remedy, sooner than later.
The third reason for my absence is lack of motivation. Between reasons one and two, my drive to get out on the streets or even the gym, has been less than stellar. I think if things don't improve, Boston will be a fun run. Many people on the Runners World message boards have decided to run Boston easy, either because of injuries or just wanting to take the whole experience in. This year's Boston Marathon is a special one. I don't mind running easy, enjoying the atmosphere, and absorbing every moment.
Yeah, my theme song.