Qualified Condition

April 20, 2009

No More Springtime?

Filed under: Uncategorized — qualifiedcondition @ 5:37 pm

This LA Marathon thing that I keep talking about is coming up in 36 days.  Thirtysix days is not very far away.  It is, in fact, what many of the kids are calling “right around the corner.”  I had hoped that my knee problems would become dehabilitating or that the rapture would happen or something and I would have a graceful way not to have to run just over 26 miles on an extremely hot May day. 

Unfortunately, physical therapy kinda worked and now I have no other excuses (though I am open to foodborne illness in late may if anyone wants to make a hot mayo and undercooked chicken salad!).  Yesterday I ran 16 miles.  Well, let’s be truthful, I ran 15 miles and then sort of layed down for the 16th.  I timed my long run with one of those days where the lead story on the local news is how hot it is .  Not that I watched the news, because the intense migraine that I had last night made my eyeballs explode and now I can’t see the television.

Next week will be eighteen miles, and I am praying for some kind of offshore flow/coastal eddie/whatever weather thing needs to happen so that I don’t want to die.

Here is a picture of my feet after the run, by the way.  I like to call this effect the “dirt sock.”  Jealous?




  1. Offshore Flo and Coastal Eddy have been in an on-again off-again thing for the whole season. I really hope, for our sakes, that they figure out what direction their relationship needs to go.

    Comment by Brother Chris — April 20, 2009 @ 8:39 pm

    • Thanks Brother Chris, I kinda left that one wide open in the hopes that you’d make a joke. Oh Sharon Graves, where are you now?

      Comment by qualifiedcondition — April 20, 2009 @ 8:47 pm

  2. Wait, is there a small craft advisory by chance?

    I think my marathon is a week or two after yours. I did 15 yesterday. Similar sock lines.

    Comment by Dixon — April 21, 2009 @ 12:16 am

  3. I thought that was a sock tan at first–I had one of those after cheer camp that didn’t go away for like six years. Dirt sock is way better.

    Comment by Cheryl — April 22, 2009 @ 12:54 am

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