Monday, October 20, 2014
I ran yesterday for the first time in about a month. I have had a bout of plantar fasciitis so I stopped running for a bit. As a precaution, I put two insert inside my shoe and wore compression socks for arch support.
The weather was perfect for a run. I checked the temperature, dressed for 40 degrees, but by the time I got ready and the sun shining I was able to shed by jacket by the time I reached the road.
I took it easy the first half mile, then picked up the pace. I was going to run to the next road (3/4 of a mile) and then turn around and go the other way to the lake. But in front of me was the flat road compared to if I were to go to the lake, it would mean a gradual slope downward which would turn into a upward on the way back. Since the farmers were done working in the fields, I chose the flat stretch. I reached my goal a little over 1/2 mile and my feet were starting to get sore. But not too bad. I decided not to push it too much on the first time on the road again and turned around. 2-1/2 miles and I don't know how long it took because I did not time it. It felt so good to run again
My granddaughter is excited that I may be able to start running again. I think she missed running with me just a little. Hopefully, we will still have some good running weather days before the cold settles in for winter.