Ran a 10K yesterday - sans blisters!
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Oh man, that's a good feeling.
Yesterday I FINALLY was able to get a good run in without blisters. As I wrote a few days ago, I've been having a lot of trouble. Several people suggested that it might not be just due to the shoes I'm wearing, so I raided my local sporting goods store and bought special socks, pre-wrap, tape, and a stick of lubricant that is used to reduce friction in trouble areas. I wrapped up my feet yesterday, and got running....
NOT ONLY did I successfully run without blisters, but I beat my 2012 10K run time by 15 minutes!!! Last year I ran a 10K in about 75 minutes. This year, even with the cool-down/brisk walk that brought me over the 10K mark, I made it in just about an hour. My pace up until about 5.5 miles was much better than last year and I felt strong and accomplished at the end!
It's an effort to put aside an entire hour just for running each day, but I'm over the moon knowing I can do it :) A couple years ago, I was really skinny but could probably not even run one mile. at the time, I thought that running three miles was pretty much the ultimate goal. Now I'm at a great weight, looking to get stronger and healthier rather than just lose as much weight as possible, and can run further than I ever thought possible. I run at least three miles daily!! I feel happier, more attractive, and more confident than ever. Being healthy is really, really worth it :)