The past year wasn't my best running year, but it wasn't my worst either. I developed Morton's neuroma on my right foot last January, and battled it all year. I had a couple of cortisone shots, which helped, but didn't cure. I've been using metatarsal pads in my shoes and had active release therapy (ART) done on it a few times. Surgery isn't an option in my opinion, as it is not always successful and can cause problems worse than the neuroma. Some days are better than others. But it did affect my mileage this year. In all, I ran 1419 miles.
I ran three races, and those were fun. I especially enjoyed the 24 hour race I did in November, even though I didn't run the full 24 hours. Here's a picture from our first snow dusting this winter. You can see the little chalkboard on the left where I keep track of my miles when I'm doing long runs at home. You can also see Francie checking me out. She's doing well. And to the right is my garden area.
Hoping my foot will improve over the next few months. Taking time off doesn't seem to help much, so I'm just trying to learn to manage it run by run.