Tuesday, April 22, 2014

4 slow slow miles - Training for Jane

This gout flare up is slow to totally subside.  It's not the OMG cut it off pain of an acute attack, but it's still sore.  I thought some exercise might help and it was a beautiful day here.  With that in mind I decided to make a 4 mile (round trip) walk to the store.  It was SLOW, but I was going, so no real complaints.

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Miles 1&2 were pretty uneventful.  Enjoyed the day, took some pics of violets.  Did some shopping, saw a friend and chatted, then headed back.  Mile 3 was ok, but by the end of it I could feel soreness in my toe.  Not the stabbing, cutting pain of gout, but sore like I was healing from a break or sprain.  By mile 3.75 I was in a lot of pain and really wanted to call someone for a ride - even though I knew how close I was.  Nobody to call, and if I've gone that far, I couldn't let a quarter mile stop me - so I pressed one.  The hardest part was actually the stairs into my house.  Stairs and gout are NOT friends.  

I said that tomorrow is a bike day - but I suspect that I will sneak in at least a mile in the morning.

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