Friday, June 26, 2009

Hello, Old Friends...

Once upon a time, I used to run. And please understand that when I say "run" I mean "jog". It's just that running sounds so much more athletic to me than jogging. Especially the kind of jogging I do. It's more like bouncy walking.


At some point, after Wiggle Man was born, I did something awful to my feet. Perhaps all those workout tapes I did barefoot had something to do with it. Whatever the cause, I found myself unable to run without severe pain in my feet, shooting all the way up my shins and calves.

And I missed running. Ten Minute Trainer--you are my friend, but you're no substitute for getting out of the house and just running.

I tried new shoes. I tried inserts in the new shoes. I tried the inserts in the old shoes. And then I gave up.

But in the past few weeks, I've noticed that when playing softball, my feet didn't hurt when I ran. Hmm. So, I worked up the courage, and very, very slowly started jogging down the street.


No pain. No agony. Just...running.

So, hello old friends. I've missed you.


Amanda said...

I would love to get back to running. I just wish I could find the time. I'd love to run early mornings, but Joel leaves way too early. And by the afternoon/evening I'm too tired and it's too hot! UGH, I wish hubs would just by me a treadmill!

Mighty M said...

Yay! I went running last weekend, I was sure sore the next day!! I broke my hip about 8 years ago so I've been told to stick to low impact activities....but sometimes I just ignore medical advice. Good job!!! Glad your feet are not hurting!

Paging Doctor Mommy said...

That's awesome news! Just start slow and keep at it! I think that is how I hurt my foot earlier... I started off to hardcore after years of an absence from running. My foot seems to be fine now, and I'm even thinking of running the Las Vegas Marathon in December!