I completed my second half marathon recently, in the lovely California town of Carlsbad. I enjoyed the run immensely, despite the physical challenge – it’s hillier than I am used to – but I made a decent time. Having done this, I’ve decided to go for the triple crown – so the next 1/2 Marathon run is the La Jolla half
(http://www.lajollahalfmarathon.com/events/events5e3a.htm). It’s a really challenging course – incredibly hilly (going downhill is often harder for me than going up) and I’m really looking forward to it! Unfortunately, I broke my small toe while running recently – caught on a large stone – but I’m hoping that it won’t be too disabling in terms of training. I’m still having a really good experience using the Merrel Road Gloves, though that fateful run was in five-fingers. It’s hard to imagine that just under a year ago I could barely run a mile – now I’m seriously contemplating a marathon in the later part of the year. Just shows what you can do if you put your mind (and body) to it. I’ve also been seriously looking at my diet, I still don’t eat well enough, and my weight fluctuates a lot despite the running. I’ve been hearing a lot about the Paleo diet, so that’s something I’ll be investigating.
I’m also still experimenting with the GoSt-Barefoots that I blogged about recently – although these really are not for road-running, there are a great many applications where they really shine (including swimming – where sharp rocky beaches suddenly are not a problem), and I’m pleased with the fact that they seem to be catching on in the media. Check them out if you’re curious! There are some new things coming from them soon, and once the weather warms up a bit, I’m hoping to get out there and make a few more videos!