Guys, some very exciting news: I ran 5 miles yesterday! And more importantly, it was the first time I felt comfortable during the whole run. Yes, my foot was still a little stiff after it, but I didn’t taste blood for the first time since I started running again! I’ll call that a success. It was also the first run I’ve done in the dark for quite sometime, and I found it equally enjoyable and unsettling. I’m a little skittish around intersections now (with good reason, I think) and so I was very cautious on my run. But I also like how peaceful it feels to run in the dark, like you’re the only one out there—which is far from the truth in the city of Boston, but it’s still a nice illusion. Here are some other things that have been going on the last couple of days.

Boston had a pretty spectacular sky on Halloween night.


This is what I dressed up as: a girl on a couch drinking quite a bit of wine and eating all the cheese. Not a huge departure from my norm. In case you were curious, this is what $40 worth of cheese and crackers looks like. Don’t worry, I wasn’t the only one there. Though I pretty much cleared out that block of Boursin all by myself.


Riley is having a ruff (pun intended) go of it lately. While it was suggested on numerous occasions that we dress him up as a martini, we felt like we’ve traumatized him enough over the last month or so. Between our vacation, being boarded for the first time, and having surgery, we felt like a night of some good R&R was necessary.


Pretty proud of my run yesterday, especially because it felt so good. I’m coming back, slowly but surely!


And first run of daylight savings time requires the necessary head gear. I wish New Balance would bring this hat back so I could stop stealing it from S. I have my own version of it from a different brand but it’s not nearly as comfortable.


That’s all for now. Still keeping my runs every other day for another week or so. Then I might start doing two days at a time after that. Just taking it easy and proceeding with extreme caution. Boston training is just around the corner and I have every intention of jumping into that feet first.


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