Tools of the trade (1)

Post training today. Spring in the air. Spring on the ground. Barefoot 15K in the dunes and on the beach. Only one thorn. Sometimes none. Most severe 'injuries' happen at home. Small pieces of glass are worst. Thorns or glass, a sharp scalpel, such as the knife bought at the local art-material shop, are best to remove them. Thin and sharp. Small thorns need to be removed after the training. They can and will cause trouble. However small, they cause pain that seems out of tune to their size (sometimes very small, causing sharp pain during walking). The foot must be full of nerves. Which is a miracle. It allows to run over all these different surfaces (stones, asphalt, shells). Giving protection. While remaining sensitive. Tough and sensitive at the same time.

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