I just completed my first barefoot run, .6 miles, pushing my toddler in the jogging stroller, and I feel great! I've always struggled with shin splints, in high school it was only during track season...now, it's whenever I try to run unless I soak my lower body in a tub of ice water immediately after each run. I read Born to Run a year and a half ago and was intrigued. Then I just read two more books about barefoot running (one was ChiRunning) and they convinced me to just go for it. My plan is to run my .6 mile loop every other day for a week, as long as I'm not sore add another .3 miles and just increase my mileage by .3 miles every week (and stick to running every other day). Once I have done 3 miles every other day for a week I'll start adding mileage during the in between days, until I'm running 3 miles 5x a week, then train for an actual 5k from there.
Recovering from a c-section 2-12-2010
Can't wait to go running with my little boy and the BOB!
| Pounds lost: 57.8