Today is an off day as I bounce back from my nagging injury. So I thought this would be a great off-day kinda thing. The Krispy Kreme Challenge!!
At last, some of my non-running friends can enjoy this.
It has been two weeks since I’ve run. I had the start of the dreaded PF (plantar fasciitis) in my right foot. Maybe I upped my mileage too quickly, maybe I ran too fast, maybe it was worn shoes. If I expect to run the Chicago Marathon in October and qualify for Boston, I need to get rid of this PF now. So I shut it down for two weeks. Plus I got rid of all my worn out shoes.
This morning I was hesitant about running, as I could feel a slight tightness in my heel. But that loosened up as I did a few things around the house. Don’t push it I told myself. Don’t run too far I told myself. So Mile 1 was in at a 9:11 pace. So far…so good. I ran a total of 3.5 miles and took it easy. I really stretched the problem area and took some Vitamin I immediately after my run as a precaution. Let’s hope that’s the last I see of PF. Weird because in my two years of running, I never had this type of problem.
I am entering a strange new world or what I like to call the blogisphere. What I hope to chronicle here is the world of running. Or maybe just my version of it. I’m not an expert and certainly not a world class athlete. But that is not what running is all about for 95% of those of us who do it.
It is a healthy lifestyle. It is pushing yourself to do things that you thought at one time to be unlikely or even impossible. It’s unlocked a whole side of myself that I never new existed and at my age that is exciting.
Life is short and we’re all here to make the best of it. Maybe I can share my own strange and twisted view of it all.