Looks like this is the year for me to run my first 5k. Stephanie asked me to and how could I say no? I could walk but what's the challenge in that?
So training began today. I will say that I cannot get up at 5 in the morning when I have been up at 2:30, 3:00, & 4:00. Five o'clock just isn't going to happen.
Yep! Barefoot running. It just clicked in my brain the first time I heard about it. Let's be real about this. Barefoot running brings out the inner child. I'm not passing that up.
A lot of talk about barefoot running prevents injury. I do know that I have tripped on my shoes in the past, but don't recall tripping over my own barefeet except when going up a step.
I did my 20 minute morning workout on smooth cool concrete today. It is suggested that you start with just five mnutes barefoot and slowly increase your time to toughen up the soles of your feet.
Not that I have that kind of patience. It is hot enough that I will go barefoot as much as possible. Not outside though. I'm not that stupid. 100 degrees outside would burn my feet. No thanks... Except those few seconds when I exit the car & sprint to the shade/house screaming ow! Ow!
-- Posted by KGF