"A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn."
In January 2010, I made the decision to run a half-marathon and then in February, I signed up with Robin and the other turtles to run 500 miles for a cause in 2010. Well dear friends, I have reached that goal with many months to spare. I am not ready to stop now, so my next goal is to reach 750 miles (or maybe even 1000 miles). I find it truly unbelievable how far I've come :)
Socksess: Having a successful run with only socks on! Sorry...couldn't help myself :) Okay, so today I went to the gym and ran on the treadmill. The first 2K were with only my socks on (123-123-123-123)...then the achilles was feeling a little tight so I put my shoes back on (don't want to overdo it). However, it was long enough for my brain to encode the proper running form and off I went again (123-123-123-123). It is so much easier to run with this cadence while on the treadmill. Basically I just make sure the seconds always change on 1. It went GREAT!!! I felt a very very mild pain that did not stay (like a mini stab) around 4.8K. Could this all be working...seriously, I feel like giving my PT the biggest hug when I see him tomorrow. I really really hope it continues and I can start to do long runs again soon!! I'm loving running at this cadence, I feel lighter (very bouncy) and the barefoot trial has me mostly landing on the ball of my foot. I am beginning to feel that it may have been a good thing to go through this mild injury, as my running form is definitely benefitting from this new technique. Back home again, some ice, some rolling (must remain cautious)...and no pain! Success!
Tomorrow, second PT appointment...I'll definitely keep you posted!