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The Forefoot of Discontent

April 22, 2012

Home-made Apple Crumble: the next-best thing to running!

After smashing my left foot off a large rock a month ago, running in my Montrails has felt like running barefoot… in a bad way.  With a 60km race planned for the weekend and every run making my left foot throb for days afterwards, I decided to visit a podiatrist.  When I mentioned running 60km, she placed one hand across her face and gave a whimper.  Although she didn’t explicitly say not to do the run, the meaning of the hand was obvious.  The sensible voice in my head kept telling me I shouldn’t run.  Then my girlfriend started repeating the same phrase, which made me wonder if she could hear the voice in my head.  This led to a tense situation, where I was able to take up both sides of the argument inside my own head, and argue against doing the run on both physical and mental health grounds.

So ends a week of little running and much cabin fever.  I ran vicariously through my friends’ Facebook updates.  Instead of running 60km, I did a few hours on the Versaclimber with a rucksack.  Then I made apple crumble using apples picked from my housemate’s orchard.

They look so new and bright here

4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 24, 2012 12:06 am

    Okay, homemade apple crumble, now you’re speaking my language…ha! That looks delicious. And I’m glad you opted out of the 60 km run – I’m sure you’ll be able to do one again soon, without such pain!

  2. Faster Uphill permalink*
    April 25, 2012 11:33 am

    Yes, indeed – apple crumble. One could even call it a Guilty Pleasure! 🙂

  3. Jeremy permalink
    June 8, 2012 7:15 am

    Great blog! I hope your foot recovers soon, it would be good to have a run with you before Yurrebilla day!

    • Faster Uphill permalink*
      September 29, 2012 11:33 am

      Thanks! Only just saw your comment. We had the run, though, so that’s ok

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