I’ve been running – working my way towards competing in a 5k. Yesterday, I made my first rookie mistake. I walked 1/2 mile, at the local track. I noticed that the muscle that runs on the inside-bottom of my foot was tight. Instead of taking the time to stretch it out – due to the fact that I needed to get in my run and get home – I went ahead and tried to run. After running for about 1/2 mile, my left foot was killing me. Instead of getting loser, as I had hoped, the muscle kept getting tighter. To avoid hurting myself, I walk-ran the final 1/2 mile. Later, on the drive home, the muscle eventually released, and I finally felt like running! But, I didn’t have time.
Tomorrow, before I run, I’ll remember to stretch – my legs, my back, my upper body, and, especially, my feet.
I’ll weigh in tomorrow. I would go to the track tonight, but it looks like it might rain. I was up very, very late last night, so I think I might even go to bed early. If not, I might try to do some jogging on the treadmill.
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