Two years ago I had 3 plantars warts removed and no, I didn't kiss a frog! ( I can hear Jamoosh and Adam making funny comments already). The hole in my foot was 1.5 inches wide and 1/4 in deep. It was very, very gross and took me a long time to recover. Two months ago I discovered a new wart. It was very small but I know what those suckers can do. They can grow and multiply and take over the foot making one giant wart foot. I tried the duct tape removal method on the new one but I didn't apply it consistently so had zero results (not sure if I believed it would work in the first place. ) Making an appointment with my podiatrist was the next step. The timing for the appointment was great because it was right after my Crater Lake Rim Run and in-between races. When the doctor discovered a second wart, I twisted into a pretzel to see the new invader. Darn it! He was right. I now have two small holes in my foot from having them burnt off (skipped the freezing and went straight to the burn). It's sore to walk on and I hope to run again in a couple days. In the meantime...watch out...I'm grumpy.
My next big race is a half marathon on November 7th. I want a PR. There, its now out there and I now have to be accountable to all of you. Give me the tough love and don't let me slack. To meet this goal I have to do my speed work and my goal runs. I also want to strengthen my core and lose some weight. November is really close and I need to get seriously focused if I'm going to meet this goal. I have one more week of travel for work and then I should be able to eat better and not be tempted with the desserts (I have a big sweet tooth). My goals are:
- lose 5 lbs. Eat small meals and no fried food.
- core work 3 days a week
- One goal paced run of 6 miles a week and incorporate goal miles in my long run.
- One speed workout a week
- Create a running schedule and follow it.