After the 13-mile training walk on the 22nd it was clear that I had to 1) get new shoes and b) step it up a notch. So on Saturday I did at least 8 miles (I honestly think it was closer to 10).  It was an absolutely beautiful morning in SF and I couldn’t resist getting new kicks and taking them on a maiden voyage across the GG. A mini-cruise as opposed to a voyage probably would have been smarter because I came ashore with new blisters and a sunburn. Oops. Note to self: buy and apply sunscreen.

Sunday was a day of rest (The Lord said it was ok) and yesterday I took to the pavement in my old shoes and did another 8 miles. Guess what? My old shoes gave me new blisters. I suspect they heard about my new kicks and were retaliating. How rude!