Well, my hanging-out-and-labeling trick worked again, second day in a row. I ran 15 minutes non-stop with almost no distress and no frustration. It remains to be seen whether I can keep strong when the runs get longer, but so far it’s looking good.
I’m a little bit concerned about the blister on my right arch, because it’s getting bigger, and even when it’s taped up it’s still painful. I’m going to do my best to favour that foot today, and of course tomorrow is Wednesday, so I’ll be taking a break from running (yay!). If anyone has any tips for blister recovery, please let me know.
I’m sure that ten weeks from now my physical concerns and issues will be of such increased magnitude that I’ll look back on a foot blister and laugh that I ever even gave it a second thought. That’s scary and exciting at the same time.
New concerns: soon the weather will be hot enough (even at five in the morning) and my runs will be long enough that I’ll need to start working out the logistics of how to carry sufficient water with me. I’m sure there’s plenty of online wisdom about this; I’ll consult forums and such.