The cut on my foot healed very nicely. I am running again and the only problem I have is the bone where the cut was that remains sore. It seems that the piece of glass damaged the bone when it fell into my foot. I can still only wear running shoes as any other or harder shoes are still painful. Other than that I am happy with the healing process.
Definitely a slight swelling still visible.
We are having some crazy storms here in Johannesburg and other parts of Gauteng. Floods and very bad hail storms are causing havoc at the moment. It seems it will continue for three more days.
We were lucky to get the "small" hail last night... In some places it was tennis ball sized!
This has been going around on FB and I decided to share it here as well. I was given #12 by AJH from Age Groups Rock for the 12 letters in Johannesburg. So here is 12 things you may or may not know about me:
1 - My wife Anette is my best friend.
2 - I switched from playing rugby to
running cross country in St8 (grade 10) because I was too small for rugby and
getting injured. I broke my arm in my first cross country race!
3 - I am busy writing a book – no I am
not letting out any secrets!
4 - I love nature and animals more
than most people can ever understand.
5 - I have run 1278 official races,
including 126 marathons and 117 ultra marathons.
6 - On average I buy 4 pairs of
running shoes per year.
7 - I love statistics!
8 - Gardening is one of my favorite
ways to relax and switch off my mind.
9 - In the 1990’s my resting pulse
rate was 34.
10 - Birds and trees play a huge role
in why I love nature so much.
11 - I always had dreams of becoming a
Vet, Marine Biologist or Game Ranger…Go figure that I would end up in IT…
I always accept life for what it is and make the best of every situation while staying positive. But even my patience can get a bit thin at times. The first thing that causes this to happen is life interfering with my running. I'm going through a stage like that at the moment and it is not good at all. My foot is recovering well from the cut it received when I dropped some broken glass on it. Good enough to start running again, but I did miss more than a week because of this.
Then work happened... I spent the whole weekend, and still doing the same right now, analyzing stats from graphs like the one below. Long hours for tonight as well means probably no running tomorrow morning. I hate it when work interferes with my running!
On top of that we've been having some mean storms here in Johannesburg. So bad that our thatch lapa was blown down on Saturday morning. From Wikipedia for my overseas friends: (Alapais astructurethat is popular inSouth Africa. It usually consists of athatched roofsupported by wooden poles. Lapas are commonly used as semi-open entertainment areas. It is sometimes misspelled aslapha. Lapa can suitably be accepted as a variant of the widely known gazebo.