Day 8.

22 Mar

It’ll be a short post today — I have friends coming over tonight and need to take care of some last-minute tidying up. Today’s workout was awesome. Susie was there today, and Kelly came along too! Kelly is one of the friends (along with Dana and Lindsay) who really inspired this whole running thing for me. Kelly is a seminarian, a wife, and a mother of two sweet little girls, so she is clearly pressed for time — but she always makes time to run. She ran the Disney half marathon this year, and seeing how energized she was to train for it, and then how empowered she was afterward has served as motivation for continuing along this path. So I wasn’t even jealous when she totally smoked me on distance in the same amount of time — because she’s earned it.

On Tuesday, when I got home, I noticed that my left shoe was laced differently than my right shoe. After the loops used to lace them up, there are three holes on each side, and the left shoe was laced through the first hole (low on my ankle) while the right shoe was laced through the second (which is significantly higher than you’d think on my ankle). I changed up the laces on the left to match the right, and voilà! No pain in my left foot today! I think the laces being higher up on my ankle gives more support, which I’d guess is a major cause of the pain. Small victories!

Another small victory? Tuesday’s workout and today’s had the same plan. Tuesday, I went 1.24 miles, today I went 1.30. Not much more, and certainly not overwhelmingly impressive for 28 minutes, but like I said: small victories. I’ll take what I can get!

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2 Responses to “Day 8.”

  1. Kelly March 22, 2012 at 8:40 am #

    Thanks for getting me up early this morning. Although I feel like I’ve had a whole day already since 5:45, I feel so good getting the miles in! ❤

  2. Caitlin Glass March 22, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    Woo hoo! Congrats on the “small victory”, and I’m SO glad you may have found a quick and easy fix to your ankle! Woo hoo for friends at the gym, as well. :).

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