So, after babying my feet for a couple weeks, I've finally been running again. Although, it's a whole new ballgame now. The technique for running barefoot is so totally different, it's almost like learning a new sport.
Today's Joyful Moment was running in them for 8 minutes. JM because that's the longest I've gone since that very first fateful run. JM because I stopped myself before overdoing it. The tendinitis is still somewhat tender. "Taking it easy" when it comes to my running has always been sort of impossible for me. Once I get going, there are so many voices in my head telling me I have to go harder, faster, longer and I struggle to tune them out and give way to reason. In fact, I pretty much never do.
So, I'm really proud of myself because this time, I think I've finally got things figured out. No more running until I'm physically ill. Baby steps until I've got this new technique figured out, then I can figure out what kind of running I'm really capable of. And looking forward to that day is yet another Joyful Moment.
Wishing you all slow and easy Joyful Moments!