I have finally been able to put together a good string of runs. Starting back in January I began running again. It was painful to say the least. It started on the treadmill at the gym. Run for a minute walk for 3 or 4 over about 45 minutes. Eventually I got up to 3.5 miles on the treadmill. My plantar faciatis dictated taking it really slow. There were times that I had to stop and stretch in the middle of the workout, but I didn’t care. I just wanted to run.
About 3 weeks ago the weather worked out and I finally was able to go outside. I ran 5 miles for the first time since my last run back in July. The foot was a little sore but I stretched really well after the run and again the next morning. My pace was pretty good about 9:45. It was a really amazing feeling.
The purpose of the training was to run the Buffalo Shamrock run. I was nervous that I would push to hard or the bridges would bring on some serious pain. But that never happened. With the crowd and the race atmosphere I was at a 9:10 pace and tried to slow down. But I realized that the legs felt good and I should just keep going. I came around the corner towards the finish line and picked up the pace a little. That is when I felt a twinge in my foot and thought okay don’t push it. Finished with a time of 46:03 for 5 miles. I was ecstatic.
Since then I have continued running outside. Doing 5.1 every time. Foot feels good. Still a little sore but I continue stretching and doing the necessary exercises. It was 65 here today and the outside run was awesome. I really missed it. I can’t wait for Florida.