I am now 10 days out from my first half marathon. My training has gone well I think. I have been able to get a few 8-12 mile runs in so I know I am able to hammer out 13.1. This last week I started having some soreness in my Achilles and on my 4 mile run this Monday it was really sore. I believe I am dealing with some tendonitis and it stems back from my attempt to gear up miles in my Vibram Five Fingers. I have had some soreness throughout the summer but nothing lingering so I didn’t worry too much about it. I don’t blame the VFF’s but myself for trying to do too much too fast in them. So now I am going to rest for the next 10 days in hopes that it will heal enough for me to complete my first half. This is definitely not a flat nor fast course but I am hoping for a sub 2:00 half, maybe that is over zealous for my first half. Part of my problem is my love for shoes. I want to run in the cool minimal shoes the everyone else does not my dorky support shoes. I worry about my form and how horrible it probably is. It’s probably time that I stop worrying about all that stuff and just run…..I am my own worst enemy. Hopefully I will see you on the other side of the Kansas City Half Marathon.