The sunshine has returned to the Pacific Northwest, and my foot has finally healed. I am able to run again after a month of limping, walking, and just trying to stay off of it. I haven’t taken so much time off in years, and I could feel what a difference not running made in my disposition, how I felt in my body, how I slept, and how I appreciated my overall good health. I had a few moments of panic when I imagined a future that did not include running. Thank goodness the biopsy came back negative. No more sitting with my feet in the sun in my kayak without shoes or sunscreen. These feet were made for running, and I need to protect them.