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Wow, I can't believe it has been 5 months! Yesterday's 5K wrapup

Sunday, May 12, 2013

since I last blogged.
I haven't blogged in a while for a few reasons. The main reason being that I lost focus on why I blog. I don't blog for anyone but myself. I am somewhat introverted and blogging for the world to see is not really my style so I do read quite a few blogs but I don't feel compelled to put it tout there for others all the time.
I am happy if people want to read my blogs and I have helped in some small way but really, I blog for me.
So, I am blogging today about my 5K yesterday.
It was the first 5K I have run this year. For some reason I started heel striking when in the past I have been a midfoot runner. I decided the best way to combat this and to try and become a lifelong runner ( and not a runner who no longer runs due to injury) by becoming a toe runner.
Boy, this has been harder than it sounds. The main reason I have chosen to do this is because I have developed plantar fasciitis. Anyone who has had this knows how painful it can be. I did have a gait analysis done and it was extremely helpful. They video taped me running and then played it back and gave me some pointers.
I have been slowly changing my running style over the last three weeks. I have not been able to run with this new style more than a few miles.
Yesterday, I ran for the first full mile and then I ran walked the next mile. By mile 3 my legs were done. Cardio wise, I was feeling great but my legs had had enough. They were just pooped out.
I was happy with my progress considering that I had changed my style of running but it has taken me back to when I first started running. Definately not my best PR but now I have something to work on. I have only been doing a few 5Ks over the last few years and yesterday reminded me how much I truly love doing them.
It was a perfect day for a race. The night before I had been suffering from allergies and was worried I would be dehydrated or miserable, but I was fine.
This particular 5K has always held a place in my heart. It was my very first 5K that I ran the whole way and I had a good time, set a PR that I was proud of and it is at my work, so lots of familiar faces. It is also for a good cause, to promote cardiovascular health ( Race for Red).
Last year I took my family and they are not runners but the experience has been a good one for my daughter and I. She was disappointed I didn't sign her up. I truly didn't think she would want to go. She ihas not been running and she is not a morning person, especially not a Saturday morning person. Btu after we talked I told her I would be willing to take her with me if she wanted to start coming again. We shall see how much of that was just talk. HAHA!
So thanks sparkfriends for reading and Keep Sparking as always!

Paige
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STRINGS58 5/22/2013 9:45PM

    Woo boo and congrats!! I've been a bit AWOL myself. It's a delight to come back to spark and see your blog. I hope your daughter does want to join you! Fun! Enjoy!

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STRINGS58 5/22/2013 9:41PM

    Woo boo and congrats!! I've been a bit AWOL myself. It's a delight to come back to spark and see your blog. I hope your daughter does want to join you! Fun! Enjoy!

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CHANTENAY 5/14/2013 11:03PM

    I have always kind of wondered what blogging is for - ourselves or our readers. I decided it is for both. Primarily for us, the writers, but also for anyone who reads it and takes something away from it. Congratulations on your race! It is a challenge getting over plantar fasciitis. It can be quite stubborn. Where did you go to get analysis of your gait. A physical therapist or athletic trainer? I'm looking forward to a 5K but finding it awfully hard to get even my walks in right now. Maybe in a few years.

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LALMEIDA 5/12/2013 6:38PM

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LOWFATFOODIE 5/12/2013 5:30PM

    COOL!
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NISSANGIRL 5/12/2013 12:31PM

    emoticon emoticon on your emoticon I keep saying that I am going to do one! Now I will! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 5/12/2013 11:00AM

    Like you I blog "for me"; how do I know what I think (or feel) till I see what I say? Several of those who blog most frequently here and whose blogs I enjoy the most say the same thing! But: love "eavesdropping" on what other Sparky friends are blogging for themselves: it's often so helpful and so interesting . . .

Love running myself and wish I still could: but changed up my running style (from pound pound pound 10 k a day to "pose" method) a bit too late in the game for my knees and hips. So now it's elliptical and in the winter, XC skiing instead.

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