Friday, August 12, 2011

DOVeS

-- with an appreciative nod to Tea…

Less you think all is rosy in my world…  We wouldn’t want that now, would we?

The day after my Vibram’s run, those small muscles that were complaining began to knot up, especially in the calf area.  How ironic that I should get an email from a good friend, stating that she was “holding her breath” after my 3 mile run in Vibrams, having not done 1 or 2 miles.

Yea, I’m a risk taker.  I like to push the envelope.  I like to introduce chaos into order.  Sometimes the effort falls flat.  Sometimes, something wonderful happens.  Often, I’m in trouble.  That’s a risk I’m willing to take.

I woke up at 5 AM on Wednesday for my hilly run.  All of these runs specify “no pace”, which is nice, because I can go and trash myself on the hills with no pressure.  Good thing too, because me legs were not happy.  That afternoon, I experienced the beginning of Delayed Onset Virbam’s (eeeeebul) Soreness.  Walking was starting to hurt.

Still, I had all day Wednesday to recover.  Thursday was supposed to be an off day, but I need to go to Birmingham this weekend for a soccer tournament.  At the last minute, I decided to get my “easy” run in at my son’s soccer practice, in the 90 degree heat.  Not.much.fun.

The lessons are reinforced, not learned, because I knew this already.  I’m still planning to run in my Vibrams, after my legs heal.  I’ll just start out at 2 miles :-), and stop at the car to put my old shoes back on, until I get my mileage up.

In the mean time, I need to put 17 miles on my legs in Birmingham Saturday and Sunday.

Have a great weekend, y’all!

Wes

9 comments:

Kim said...

oh wes, you silly goose you.

Lisa said...

my husband has experienced the same thing; he had pain for a full week though. live and learn. :-)

Lily on the Road said...

tough lesson to learn. Get out "the stick" and then do your running in your other kicks...

Shannon said...

Can you find some trails or sand to run in with the vibrams instead of hard concrete? This might get your foot muscles more acclimated.

BTW, comment on my race report boo!

Carolina John said...

That sounds like a real pain in the aSS! not cool man. Good luck getting the 17 done this weekend. I haven't seen that kind of mileage in a while.

teacherwoman said...

Wow, sounds painful!

Michelle said...

Ouch! Hope your legs are feeling better for the 17-miler.

Tea said...

Sweet. I got a nod.

Seriously, hope you're little piggies are starting to feel better now.

Colleen said...

Tough lesson to learn there Wes! :) You silly guy!