I said I was going to take 2 days off but a cohort from the Sub3:20 thread was in town (Hi Matthew!) and I couldn’t pass up a chance to run with one of my imaginary friends. Plus, my ankle was feeling right as rain, so I ran the mile downtown to meet him.
I’ve never run downtown except during a race when the streets are closed and I realized how blessed I am to have my river loop. All that starting and stopping at stoplights and curbs was ridiculous…but a novel activity nonetheless. Matthew was cool and easy to hang with, albeit hurting from having done a marathon just 2 days before, so we jogged recovery pace and then walked.
While my ankle felt fine, my right pinky toe (as mentioned in the shoe surgery post) was still smarting behind the Kinvara’s rubber trim so after I got home, I inspected the shoe to figure out a plan of attack.
The good surprise was that the mesh underlay is not connected to the rubber, so I was able to leave the liner intact. Note: if you’d like to modify your shoes but aren’t knowledgeable about sewing or tailoring, you might want to consult a friend who is since they’ll understand construction, thus defacing them as minimally as possible. Or practice on a spare pair.
Et Voila! Looks crazy up close but you can’t tell it’s there otherwise. Happiness restored. My toe thanked me and told me we were going places together. I believe her.