Yesterday I was able to run. Besides being super excited about it I was also a bit nervous because my new shoes haven’t arrived yet. I decided to run in my Brooks Glycerin 13’s since I had worn them previously without issue and I went out for a six miler.
I felt okay afterwards but not great. I can’t say I was in pain really but the back of my ankle felt a bit tender. I iced it and elevated it and later I used my foam roller to roll out my calves. I decided the even the Brooks Glycerin 13’s may not be the best option for me right now.
Since my new shoes are a newer version of an older one I used to wear, this morning I decided to pull out the older ones and try those. What a difference!
Obviously I’ve made the right choice, now if only the newer ones would hurry up and get here!
I started out this morning with a brisk walk to warm up and make sure the older shoes would offer enough cushion and support, they did. So, I started running. The first mile felt really good but just as I started the second mile I looked down and noticed what looked like a wallet so I turned around and went back to look.
I continued to run for five miles with no pain but carrying a wallet in my hand. When I got home I looked through it to find out who the owner was. Fortunately the driver’s license was in there, though not much else. Since the gentleman lives several miles away, MacGyver and I think it was probably stolen and dumped on the street. I’ll be heading off to the post office to mail it back to him today. I’ve decided to include a little note to tell him where I found it just in case he might wonder because I know I would.
When I got back to the house the dogs were ready to get out and go for their walks so I took them. We only made it about a block when I thought I spotted something up ahead on the side of the road. I made my way over to it and imagine how surprised I was to see, yep you guessed it, another flippin wallet!
I picked the second wallet up but it was empty and badly worn which lead me to believe the owner probably bought a new one and tossed this one out of the window. I probably would have waited until I got home and then threw the old one in the garbage but hey, to each his own. I was just glad there was nothing in it so I didn’t have to mail two wallets back!
When I got back from my walk with the dogs I iced my ankle again and then foam rolled and it still feels okay. It’s a bit tender but nothing like before.
Now, if only my new shoes would get here!
What’s the most interesting thing you’ve ever found while out on a run?
After finding two wallets this morning, do you think I should play the lottery?