Ok...so this would be my 4th run in my Vibram KSO....
After the 3rd run in them with the band-aid on went off without a hitch, I thought that the skin on my feet would have at least grown several percent thicker in its epidermis layer.
So I figured I'm ready for more runs in the VFF.
I must have plastered them on wrongly (or whatever) coz I could feel it peeling off and rolling itself into a knot inside my VFF as I was running.
I thought nevermind, let's try WITHOUT the band-aid and see how it'll fare.
Of course it didn't fare well at all.
The pain returned.
But I was already about 3km in.
Thankfully I was pretty near the Brandon Park Mall and I had 5 bucks with me...
Erm.....hang on...let me backtrack a little.
The reason why I brought along some money with me this time around (I usually run cashless) was because I didn't bother having breakfast before my run (and I might need to buy something to eat/drink on the run)......and reason for that was because when I got up this morning (late as always), I stepped on the weighing scale and it registered me to be 0.5kg heavier than yesterday!!!
Ok...not to panic. I'm on holiday.
I'm allowed to get fat.
But then again I have a marathon coming up.
And I don't want to look fat in pictures taken during the marathon.
Then suddenly I was having a mental slide-show of all the ice creams/yogurts/steaks/crap that I've been gorging on since I arrived here.....all while still standing on the weighing scale.
Have to go run NOW!!!
Screw breakfast....I need to lose 0.5kg pronto!!!
(it's amazing how a fraction of a number on the scale could really screw up my whole entire day. Goes to prove to all those non-believers that I'm very much female still!!! Erm, that's another story altogether)
So yea...there I was...running along Ferntree Gully Road....heading towards Brandon Park Mall....limping in my weird looking shoes (I could feel the people in the cars next to me staring!).....thinking of what I can NOT eat when I get back.....thinking of how much further I need to run to lose that 0.5kg!!
I got to the mall and thankfully the pharmacy was right at the entrance.
Bought 20 pieces of band-aids (Elastoplast, if you were wondering).....paid for them....had a nice conversation with 2 people at the pharmacy about the odd looking contraption at my feet, answering their questions ("No, they really ARE for running"...."Yes, they've given me some blisters"...."Yes, I am running home in them"...."No, they aren't for swimming. Where did you get that idea from?"...."No, they don't really hurt aside from the blisters"...), then off I went.
As I was running back....I started thinking.
I really wanna be able to run like a Tarahumara....(google it, or go read "Born to Run")
I really wanna try chia seeds....and perhaps make my own iskiate....
I wonder if I could survive on a daily diet like the Tarahumara and Scott Jurek....
I'm sure I could lose that dreaded 0.5kg quickly on that sorta diet....
I may lose more than 0.5kg!!! (I'd be ecstatic!!!)
But that would mean giving up ice cream, steak, cakes, pizza.....
And it would mean I'd have to revert back to being a vegan.....
That would mean, life would be shit boring....
...or maybe I'll just stick with the chia seeds first.
Next thing I knew, I was back at the house.
Took off my VFF and found my band-aid blood soaked.
Well..thankfully I have plenty more of those band-aids that I just bought!!!!
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