-- 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!