Thursday, October 11, 2012

Attack of the Yucca

Tuesday morning I was running with Lululemon friends, and with true grace, managed to be attacked by a yucca plant.  Or I attacked it, not really sure which.  But I'm just going to rule that I am the victim here, since the yucca still stands.

Anyway, the yucca pierced through my beloved Kinvaras, beneath my lateral malleolus and into the tendons and muscles of my lateral foot.  Two days later, it hurts to walk, flex or rotate my foot.  Hot to the touch, tender, palpable, but not fluctuant.  Also, I have a cankle (for those of you that don't know, it's as if your calf and ankle become one).  Of course, still running, but there's nothing wrong with a little blood flow going through it, right?

Cactus or yucca that pierce the skin to any depth can introduce bacteria to the body, and can cause infection.  I've decided it's infected, and VERY annoying.  If the pain starts shooting up my leg, I may get worried.  Until then, antibiotics and patience!  Uggh.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Pumpkin everything is out and about (including grande soy double pump triple shot pumpkin spice lattes).  

Try these delicious muffins from THE LOUD AND CLEAR...Thanks Kim!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sneaky dentists

"The marathon, no matter where it takes place, remains, as ever, a solitary pursuit in which every runner ultimately competes against himself or herself. Whatever drove Kip Litton (the dentist!) was an entirely different battle with himself, one that quite possibly escaped his understanding. One thing, though, he grasped perfectly. Like the most dazzling of magicians or the most artful of art forgers, by withholding the secret of how the illusion worked he retained a power uniquely his own: the spoils of his humiliation, perhaps, but a knowledge that no one was about to take away."

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The Honorable Clan

"Nonrunners often imagine that people can cover 26.2 miles only because they have lean, muscled legs and a highly developed cardiovascular system. Nothing could be further from the truth. The runner’s most important organ, by far, is the brain — the source of our dreams, drive and determination. " -Burfoot and Hirsch