Thursday, October 28, 2010

Day 271: Slow And Easy

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!

1 comment:

Linda said...

I'm proud of you too, WAY TO GO! in every way.

My joyful moments came at 9 pm. and after, when the new baby fell asleep and the adults followed suit. And then he slept for 7 hours... And so did we!