Monday, November 19, 2012
Saturday was the Pacific Grove Lighthouse 5K, which DH and I had been targeting all year. He was all set to start running with me in January when we discovered that he had acute chronic plantar facitis in both feet. The time to take up running is not when you can barely walk, so the new sneakers went straight in the closet and have been there ever since. In June I did my first 5K and DH was very disappointed he couldn't run with me. So I promised him we would find one late in the year and do it together, even if we had to walk. Saturday we walked our 5K together. This may not sound like much, but when I did my run in June it took him 20 minutes to hobble from the start to the finish line, and they were not very far apart. That, and walking to and from our parking space that day pretty much finished his feet for the day. So actually walking 3.1 miles is the farthest he has walked all year at once, and that is fantastic! His feet were a bit sore after, but he wasn't limping. The next morning we walked to breakfast and back also (another 2 miles) because the half marathon trapped us at our hotel. This is a huge win for us. He still has a lot of healing to do, but we've come a long way baby!