Week three of nine

I am currently at week three of nine in the Podrunner Intervals Couch to 5k program. This week has me running for up to three minute intervals. Last week I was starting to get worried about shin splints until I started to wear shoes during the day. Normally, I am a bare-footed kind of guy; my feet love the open air. But especially on the day after a run, I really need to wear something that has good arch support or my legs and feet feel very fatigued. I suppose this means I should go see a podiatrist or something, but the only one I know is still finishing up school and is planning to take over his dad’s practice in Utah. So a fat lot of good that does me.

I am just happy to be out and running. There really is nothing else in the world that can replace that for me. Knowing that I am self propelled and seeing the world go past me is just super great. Backpacking is similar for me, but a much slower pace.

I guess we will just have to see how dedicated I am to this running thing. I would love to be able to run 5k again. Not so much for competition sake, but for the healthy feeling you have when you are physically active. Mix that with all the fresh local veggies I plan on eating this summer and I should be healthy as a horse or something. Just as long as I don’t eat too many cookies.

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