Maybe running just isn't your thing and you think all runners are crazy. Perhaps.

I read that runners spend about a third of their time complaining about or running through pain, but they keep going. There's a big marathon coming up in Tyler this fall, and I'm just nutty enough to train for it on a broken toe. Join me for the marathon?

Jen Austin, Townsquare Media

I taped that pinky toe to the toe next to it and I've run about 20 miles since I smashed it on the ottoman on Friday and turned it fat and reddish.

The swelling was worse the next day, and black and blue streaks started down the top of my foot. BUT, it hurt worse when I walked than when I was running, so I kept running.

My lungs and legs and waistline were happy with running, and that little tiny toe seemed outnumbered and out voted by the bigger body parts anyway.

The Tyler Rose Marathon is coming up Oct. 11 at 7:30 a.m. at the Tyler Rose Garden.

Wanna join me? You can pick the 13.1 mile version, or the full 26.2 miles. Our pains should be healed up by then!