My goal is to be as honest as possible in this blog about the ups/downs/pitfalls/achievements throughout this process. I want to someday read back over my logs and see the personal and athletic growth that I will inevitably encounter. So my blogs may not be the most interesting or entertaing for you all to read, but I guess this blog really is for me, so oh well! (although I do hope you stick around and visit once in awhile, because I would LOVE your support through this process! ♥)
The three mile journey this morning was tough. I ran/walked my intervels the first mile and a half and started to feel strain in my right calf and ankle. I took a short stretch break and felt much better, but another 1/4 of a mile down the road and I knew there was something wrong with my right arch. I was feeling stabbing pain from the bottom of my arch through the top of my foot anytime I slowed to a walk, but I can't get my breathing under control enough to run for any lengthly period of time. - I am excited for that to change soon! - So I was advised to walk at a brisk pace the rest of the way (about 1.2 miles). My arch is feeling much better this evening, and I have an appointment for a shoe fitting on Tuesday, so I'm hopeful that by my next run (scheduled for Wednesday) I'll have better arch support in my shoes and I won't have this problem again. *fingers crossed*
But you know what? I did it! I completed 3 miles, and even though it wasn't an amazing run, it was the furthest I've ran to date, and I'm bound to improve from here!
Hannah and I after our 3 mile run.