Adam got to witness first hand last week someone shouting out rude comments at me as we walked near the campus of East Carolina University. Typically people don't yell at me at night because they simply don't see me and don't have enough time to think of something to say. This guy had to be drunk as he hung out of the passenger side ("of his best friends ride, trying to holler at me....") and hated women, based on what he said. Adam commented later, "I can't believe you have to deal with that." I got to thinking, "Would I rather someone yell out hateful comments about my body, or have them yell out things sexual in nature?" Then I thought, "Wait a minute,,, why does this have to be an either/or situation?" Why should I have to choose which is better? How about just keep your mouth shut? I used to tell my students, "If you wouldn't say it to your mother, don't say it to anyone."
Last night was a much better run. I have battled with hot spots on the balls of my feet for as long as I can remember. I'm good for about four miles and then the burning on the bottom of my feet kicks in. I have tried BodyGlide, Vaseline, and even specialty socks that claim to stop hotspots and blisters. None of those remedies work, and as I think about hitting 50 miles at Hinson Lake, I need something to practice with NOW that I know will work. I went to CVS and bought a product called "moleskin" to try out. After five miles I thought, "Okay, anytime now my feet are going to be screaming!" Six miles passed and I felt fine. I finished seven miles and my feet were just fine! My only complaint is that when you peel them off they leave a sticky residue on your feet that is hard to get off. Also, I'm not a huge fan of peeling these off my feet every night. For now they work, but I wouldn't mind finding something else in the future.