The First Walk!

20 May

Paul and I took our dog Lily (over there on the right, isn’t she pretty?) for a walk tonight, like we always do, but this time I went in my Vibram Five Fingers. I’ve ben slowly testing them out this week so tonight was my first substantial walk in them. We walked just under a mile and my feet felt great during! There were some places on my feet I could feel twinging a little bit as they were getting used to not having any support so I made sure to stretch them out when I got home. I’m preparing for them to ache a bit tomorrow, but excited to build up the muscles!

I can honestly say that walking in the Five Fingers makes me a feel a little lighter… no more heavy pounding of the sneakers. I felt it the most as we were walking down this steep little hill near our house. Usually I have to take my time and go slow because I’ll feel a little pain in my knee walking downhill (if it’s a big hill I have to walk backwards!) but this time there was nothing! No pain and I could walk normally the whole way down without a problem.

So my goal for the next few weeks is to be walking and doing some very, very light jogging in them. Hopefully by mid-June I’ll try jogging a mile or so and see how it feels!

My other goal is to make sure I’m posting on Daily Mile! I always forget to post when I get home but it’s such an easy way to keep track of my training. Is anyone else on Daily Mile? If so, let’s be friends!

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One Response to “The First Walk!”

  1. ctinct May 21, 2010 at 6:18 AM #

    It’s the morning after and my feet feel great! No soreness, no achy spots. Might be a few days before the next walk/jog but I’m looking forward to it! I’ll be in Boston for the Red Sox Run to Home Base 9k on Sunday, but I’ll be wearing regular sneakers for that.

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