The Experiment Runs Into Trouble

My fourth week of running in the Five Fingers started great. I was comfortable with the form and I almost felt strong doing it, on Monday. So Wednesday I added some distance, and some hills. That went pretty well, too. So today I added even more distance and more hills. In retaliation for my streak of good feeling, the universe’s enforcer of karmic balance strained one of the small incidental muscles in my right calf about 2/3’s into the run. I limped home in defeat. And just to make sure I learned my lesson, the universe chose a muscle that gets a surprising amount of use controlling the gas and brake pedals in my car.

Thank you, universe, for reminding me who’s boss.