The Itch Came Back

There is a reason, scratch that, there are many reasons why I hate pools. But today, we will talk about one in particular: The fungus. Prior to last week, it had been almost four years since I’d been in a pool water running. I’ve never been a fan of pools, I find them disgusting, I am not a strong swimmer, they’ve got creepers all around, wads of hair, people’s boogers, and other grodies swimming next to you, and the stench of chlorine sticks to your skin for days after. But because I have a major run coming, and this damn foot injury, I needed to do something to keep my fitness going. And when I was training for my second marathon and suffered stress fractures in both ankles, the majority of the training was done in the pool. Despite the disgustingness of it, it was great for training. So last …

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