i ran 30 minutes today. thankfully it was with absolutely no pain at all. i have run on the treadmill in my flats for the past i am days. not only do my flats seem to make my foot feel better, but also the treadmill surface is perfect. when i run outside, i can hardly stand to run on the pavement. the pounding really gets to my foot, but when i hit the grass my foot discomfort/hints of pain subsided completely. wow. i have never experienced anything like this in all of my days/years of injury.
i am doing my weights like instructed and still riding the bike a few times a week to maintain fitness. i am excited for what the winter season will bring and hopefully continue healthily into outdoor.
i am reading the book on steve jobs, founder of Apple. if you haven't read it, you should. not that i agree with his morals,values, lifestyle, choices 100% of the time (but who agrees with anyone 100% of the time), but i can appreciate everything thing he has been through and how his hard work and passion for excellence drove him to success. i hope to emulate him in that way. that isn't to say there were never heart breaks and let downs and set backs, but steve jobs made it. this is a metaphor for my life including running. there are ups and downs to every point in my life, but i get there....wherever "there" may be. in my life, it isn't without the influence and help of God and i hope that i can somehow reflect back through my actions.
i'm anxious for tomorrow as i try to run 35 minutes. my legs are so sore (which is really sorta surprising because i biked my brains out for 2.5 weeks, but i guess no poundage will do that to your legs.) i look like an 80 year old woman walking down the stairs....but hey, whatever lets me run. ha.
(enter silly face, loud obnoxious laugh, big smile, and a warm hug here),
p.s. i love my cat, Nollard.