My Cavles Are Burning & I See A Turtle
Saturday, first jog was 1/2 a mile (vlogged it on last post). Felt okay. My lower back and my feet muscles more than anything were sore. I think the shoes force better running posture.
Sunday, jogged 1/2 a mile again, and luckily had a friend (Thanks, Big!) warn that I might be going too far too soon. Brain computes this: half a mile, too far? But I could already tell feet and leg muscles including calves were getting more sore. So I knew Big was right.
But I did stop at 0.2 miles because I saw this little guy in the middle of the road in my neighborhood.
Luckily, no cars were coming. I said hello and asked if he wanted to go back into the canal. He didn't move, so I had to "chase" him. When I started shuffling my feet behind him he did a u-turn. He moved pretty quickly then. He jumped the curb and got into the grass.
Monday, jogged stairs 7 times (five-story parking garage). The logic here is that I always jog the stairs on my toes even in my regular running shoes, and I always do them 7 times. So I started out thinking, maybe I'll do 4 times. But I felt fine, so I kept going. Went home and stretched and did my push-ups and sit-ups.
Tuesday I planned to take a break. Thank the Lord, because my calves were pretty sore.
Today, I wanted to run (National Running Day, and all), but I woke up and my calves were ON FIRE! They seriously hurt so bad and I stretched them a bit and realized I may have pushed it too much with the stairs. So I'll probably have to get out my Saucony's if I want to run today, but it won't be far.