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  • I turned 31 this year.

    Its an odd thing to feel little things about your body and outlook change. Some in a good way, others a bit scary. My 30s have found me less self-conscious, more willing to take chances, more forgiving of others mistakes or indiscretions. Life is more gray as I get older. Right isn't always right and wrong is usually littered with some good intention somewhere in it.

    I am a runner - not a marathon runner or anything like that, but I have been obsessed with running the way you do when you get into a routine with it. I think about it all the time. I get excited to get home from work to go running. I get excited about not staying out late so that I can have an excellent run on Saturday morning. The other day I ran 13 miles just because I didn't feel like stopping. The day before, I ran 5 miles in a thunderstorm.

    Trouble is, I have been having a lot of tightness in my achilles, pain in my ankle and knee, and my feet go numb while running. What a horrible thought and feeling... I can't even do my 5 mile runs anymore? I am now injury prone? I have to take it easy not because my muscles aren't trained, not because I'm not fit enough, but because I'm getting too old and doing damage to my body?

    Yesterday, I spent too much money on a new pair of running shoes after someone watched me walk back and forth barefoot and do squats to diagnose my issues and prescribe the proper shoe to correct the pronating and potential stress to my right knee. I left with these pretty new shoes and today was the most pain free run I've had in weeks.

    Not yet, time, not yet. I'll chalk it up to worn out shoes and keep on running, ignoring you.
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