Monday, August 10, 2009

A post about walking


I absolutely have no choice but to walk through any pain and/or discomfort in my feet. Whatever I did to them both is just going to have to heal in November. I have the Air Force Half Marathon in FIVE weeks and I am more than a little out of shape. I will do yoga, swim and walk every single day. I walked four miles this evening and then put my feet on ice. Probably not long enough, but I was in a hurry. I only did one ten-minute round with the ice.

I am excited to do this marathon. I had the goal of walking and running it. But my best walking time is 12:44 and my best running time is just under that so why, oh why should I put my feet through a grinder just to shave off a couple minutes from a 3.5 hour walk?

Why, indeed. It's hard not to compete with myself, to best my last time, to do better and better until my body is completely out of talent. I think I'm close to that point, anyway.

2 comments:

Badass Geek said...

Having pain in the feet is not fun at all.

dsmcaron said...

No, Mr. Badass. It is not fun at all and that's why my question was about your feet!!