Running and injuries
My foot is doing much better. In fact, it was doing so much better that I stopped taking my medicine and ran three days in a row. Not surprisingly, on the third day, the pain was back.
Due to snow and below freezing temperatures, the gym wasn’t open early enough to go before work last week, so all of my runs were on our old treadmill in the kitty litter room.
I ran a few easy miles on the treadmill this morning, and my foot felt fine. I’m going to try to actually follow the training plan next week. We’ll see.
My four weeks at ACAC is over. During those four weeks, I had decided that if the same deal applied where they’d waive the initiation fee if I signed up within two weeks, I would go ahead and join.
I started getting excited thinking about all the classes I could try and how convenient it would be to train for a triathlon at ACAC in the fall.
But when I went in to talk to somebody about joining, I was told that the same deal did NOT apply and that I had it wrong anyway. I would have had to join within two weeks of purchasing (not finishing) the trial membership period.
I swear the guy seemed happy to turn me away. I left thinking that I would NEVER join, but after I had time to cool off, I realized that most of my interactions with the staff at ACAC had been positive. This guy was the exception, not the norm.
I tried a Pummelo for the first time. They were right next to the grapefruit at Trader Joe’s. On a whim, I scooped one up and put it in my basket.
They look just like over-grown grapefruit, but they taste very different. In fact, they don’t taste like anything I’ve had before, and I like that. It has been a long time since I’ve tasted something completely new.
Although they look bigger than grapefruit, they have a very thick skin, plus a thick layer of pith. Once you get to the edible part, they’re about the same size as a grapefruit. I eat them the same way I eat all citrus: I peel them, and eat them by sections.