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There’s an often used idiom, “The calm before the storm,” that I think appropriately describes my immediate running future.

C'mon... lucky 7.

C’mon… lucky 7.

My previous race was the REVEL Big Cottonwood Half Marathon in mid-September.

For the last few weeks, ever since I pounded the mountain pavement in Salt Lake City, I’ve just been concentrating on having solid training runs and dealing with my troublesome orthotics. My right foot had been experiencing a sort of “blister fest” while I anxiously awaited the arrival of my new & improved orthotics.

Well, on Wednesday my new orthotics arrived and so far my right foot is “blister free.” Keeping my fingers crossed and a four-leaf clover handy.

Back to the idiom and the aforementioned pre-storm calm.

Starting next Sunday I enter my craziest running month ever.

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