No, not the hair again 🙂
On Tuesday I went out for my first try at running. I downloaded the Podcast Podrunner put it on my ipod and went out… I didn’t really have many expectations
I don’t have the right gear, I didn’t have anywhere near good shoes but I did have have a great bra… for well-endowed women as they say on the site…
So it started, 5 min walk, 60 sec run, 90 sec walk, 60 sec run etc…. for 30 min… It was hard, but then it wasn’t, but then it was… and then I gave up and then I started again and then it was done and I felt great. I didn’t really feel any aches or pains from it which is great except for my feet. As I said, I didn’t have the right shoes for running at all.
If you have been reading my blog for a while, or know me, you know that I am a barefooter. I loathe covering my feet and if I am going to run I plan on doing it barefoot later on. However, it is still winter, and there is snow and ice and slush on the ground and it is not very comfortable at the moment for walking barefoot for extended periods of time…
I have been coveting the Vibram Fivefinger shoes for a few years now since I first heard of them and finally decided to get my first pair. I got the kids in the car and drove to MEC and fell in love with them the moment I tried them on…
amphibiously weird? great!
I went out for my second run tonight and choose a slightly different route. It was easier, it was harder, I wanted to give up, then I didn’t, then I paused the podcast because I wasn’t going up that hill running, then I started again and felt great…
I am feeling the burn a bit more already but I also pushed myself harder today. I absolutely loved running in the Vibrams, they let you feel the ground as if you were running barefoot with all of the advantage that a shoe may provide. I am looking forward to seeing where this running thing will take me….
Weird and great! I’ve heard so many good things about fivefingers and they look amazing.
Does walkjogrun cover where you are? You can track your routes and follow other peoples routes for running or walking. It’s great to come home, track the route and see how many miles you’ve covered.
Now I am inspired! I really have no excuse, so as long as my hubby’s schedule doesn’t change, I am going to start some morning runs with the dog. I got the shoes, so I may as well use them! Thanks, you are awesome!
lache pas la patate!!!
that’s fabulous! more power to ya! you’re going to feel better and better the more you do it. i’d love to try on those shoes…
Tu me donnes le gout de recommencer a courrir!!! Bravo!!! Keep going!
You’ve reminded me that I wanted to start running again too. And Fiona’s over a year old now I can’t use her as an excuse any more. 😉 I do want to find myself a good pair of barefoot runners though. I am definitely not a barefooter, I love wearing shoes, even though I do believe barefoot is healthier for foot and joint health.
Yay! That’s awesome 🙂 I’m going to MEC this weekend and am totally going to try those shoes on!
Good stuff! I can completely relate on hating to cover up my feet… it’s one of the reasons I mourn the end of summer. However, I am most definitely NOT a runner. I can walk for hours on end, but running is just too much. I’m glad you’re enjoying it. I’m sure it’s exhilarating!
I miss running so much!!! I would love a pair of those shoes…I chose going bare (not when running but any other time…they put those signs in convenience stores ‘no shoes no service’ just for me) over shoes anyday…but winter is a little uncomfortable…I’ve done it though.
I stopped running when I went on an 800 mile road trip to see family with a 4 month old and a 4 year old. No one was able to stay with the kids while I ran and no one had a double stroller. So that was 2 weeks gone, then over then next 6 weeks everyone took turns getting sick needing breathing treatments etc. I have been nervous about running in the winter, and I need a partner and my mom who was running with me is not able to at the moment…so I’m kinda at a loss.