Running Feet7:34 AM
True story: I wear every mile I run on my feet. I always have callous-blisters on my toes, and my toenails are the shortest of anyone I've ever known. I refuse to get pedicures because I don't want to spend money making my feet pretty when I spend an hour beating them up every day. I like it that way though. I wear my running feet with pride. They are a symbol of hard, consistent years of work. Every day it's an effort to start and keep going, and every day I'm glad I did it, which makes me able to do it again the next.
While I run, my feet almost feel numb. They take me wherever I want to go and as far as I feel like traveling. It's liberating and they never let me down. Then, the moment after a run when I take off my shoes and walk barefoot is so satisfying. The next hour or two I can feel my morning run in my feet for the next little while. Call me crazy, but it's true. And it gives me a little sense of accomplishment.