Monday, March 10, 2014
There is a half marathon that is run near my town in October. I just found out about it last month and it is very intriquing to me. So I have been increasing my step count a bit at a time. Started running a bit too. Then last week I got this wild idea to try it out. I've been walking 10 miles pretty consecutively for a while now and I thought I was ready.
They post the route online so Saturday I drive there. I fired up my little iPod shuffle and headed out. And I did it. It was a very nice walk. I wasn't trying for any land speed records, just my usual pace. Even had my walking stick along to keep me moving. It took me a very long time. Close to 4 hours. And the need to go to the bathroom was awful since there is only 1 port-a-john on the route (at least in the winter). That could be a real problem during the actual race if you have 100's or 1000's of people queueing up to use it.
Anyway I'm pretty happy that I did it. I have a real sense of accomplishment and DH was pretty excited when I told him what I had done with my saturday morning. But I have to admit that my feet were mighty sore after. Not immediately, but yesterday. So tired that even the act of putting on my shoes for my short walk yesterday was distressful. I did though and got in 10,000 steps just because, but my feet ached. And today they still hurt. Not really a hurt but a tired ache. I should have gotten out my Bag Balm and given them a good rub down. Next time (and there will be a next time now that I know I can do it) that is exactly what I intend to do.