First, I had to abandon the new Adidas shoes. Just not a shoe that was good for me. A rushed purchase, it is not a removeable sock liner for one thing. But the shoe is too narrow for me and it just didn't feel good on my feet. So, I switched back to the Saucony Kinvara 3's and went out the door and ran.
Worked hard on mindfulness of foot plant. I would say I was pretty successful as foot plant definitely affects the left metatarsal. That wasn't too bad at the end.
The run in general required a separate kind of mindfulness however. When it is wet and mid morning, Kyiv drivers apparently decide that they should drive even more dangerously. Had to keep my head on a swivel and be mindful of steps.
Unwholesomeness did arise. But I caught it and sent it packing quickly. Of course the mind only works on one thing at a time, so working on the steps and being very mindful allowed for less unwholesome thoughts to arise.
This is something that the mind needs to learn from and of course it is necessary to return to this even when I get away from it. Return without blame.
The time, even with tired legs, was still pretty good. Do you see what I have just written? The time. Isn't that grasping or craving for the time. These are the kinds of things you have to return to mindfulness and no self, without blame. There is suffering, it is caused by grasping/craving, it can be resolved, but only through the eightfold path.
Return without blame.