August 20, 2014

My Morning Run. One Less Toe Nail.

Yesterday my left Morton's toenail fell off, only two and a half weeks after the Grand Island Trail Marathon. That's a record for me. Usually my toenails hang in there for months post-marathon. This one, however, was surrounded by a color blood blister which must have hastened the demise of the nail. But, alas, no pictures of my nail-less toe. Instead, here are two pictures from my seven mile morning run on the Panther Trail with my new Merrell All Out Fuse shoes. I'm still getting used to the 6 mm heal-to-toe drop but I love the roomy toe box and their light 8 ounces weight.

Clouds over the intramural fields

Same clouds over the soccer and baseball fields. 

August 18, 2014

Grand Island Trail Marathon, update.

I found these two pictures on the Great Lakes Endurance website.

This was taken of runners along the beach section of the Grand Island Trail Marathon. I'm the fourth person in the back.

Here I'm the second person. You can see how the slope of the beach in the pictures. It was a fun section but I was glad to exit off the sloped sand and back on the trail.