In the past week I have had an icepack on my calves and on my ankle. I never thought that I would have so much soreness from a pair of shoes, but it is all in good pain. I have kept up with running in my vibrams, but very little. I am not wanting to stress my body out running in brand new shoes.
Yesterday, Brian and I ran in the CASA 5K. I was so happy that he decided to run this race, and while I probably should not have, he did a great job. He came in at 27 minutes (for no training, that is great!) I was proud of him. That was his first 5K this season and probably his only one unless I can get him to run another one. (More recap to come in a couple of days).
I saw some other people running in Vibrams and I asked them if some of the pain I was feeling was normal to what they were feeling and they said that it was completely normal. That made me feel so much better about all the pain that I was not sure if it was normal. They told me that my calves were going to hurt and that my knees and ankles were going to be sore, because I was building all that muscle up in my legs that I am not used to using.
I will be back at running (in the grass) tomorrow. Also, this week I will be getting INSANITY in the mail. I am going to be doing that as my cross training for my half marathon to help strengthen my feet, legs, lungs and my whole body. Brian is going to be doing this with me. I will either be doing this in the morning or evening each day. Maybe I will be able to earn my insanity shirt from the before and after picture!
I hope everybody is having a great weekend.