Wednesday, September 8, 2010

On Par

Hot dog. I ran for 4 minutes in one swoop! Then a tiny 90 sec and then a 3 1/2. A new PR for me. I could have perhaps gone longer, but I really don't know how far I can go without risking injury. Besides, after 3 minutes of running, the roads turn into quad-killing hills.

I "passed" a couple guys out on their golf cart, they must be maintenance guys because they didn't have clubs. The one guy was looking at me oddly. Perhaps he was thinking that he could walk faster than my run. So can I.

One issue I'm having is that my right foot goes numb and then falls asleep. It usually does this between 26-30 minutes into my route. This time, I untied my laces and walked in my socks for the last 2 blocks home. Instantly, I could feel different calf muscles working and different pressure points in my right foot. By the time I walked in the door, my foot was fine. I think that because my right foot is wider, I may need to unlace my shoe a little more. That, and, learn how to run barefoot. I hope these are the last supportive running shoes I need to buy. After that, it may be ballet slippers for me!

2 comments:

Avocational Singer said...

Congrats! It's amazing how the progress does come. We think it's not going to come, and we can't even imagine it sometimes, and then it's like -- *poof* -- it appears!

Julie said...

Thank you!! It's nice to see progress, even though I still want it to come faster. Haha.