Today I went back and forth as to whether I should run. I know I need the miles but I’m getting sick & I don’t want to get sicker because I wouldn’t take another day off.
I wore my new Vibrams to work & decided to go take a jog in them for the first time! I went to the Batiquitos Lagoon in La Costa where they have a great dirt trail along the lagoon. It was a beautiful day & a great time for some me time.
I knew the trail was about 1.5 miles long and considering I had never ran in my Vibrams before, I didn’t want to over do it. I decided to run half of it (if I could) and then walk the rest & enjoy the scenery.
After running 1.5 miles, I knew I shouldn’t run anymore. My calves were sore, my feet were hurting & I was feeling a blister come on. Uh oh.. I guess 1.5 miles might have been too much. I really wished I had my tennis shoes to put on at this point. The 1.5 miles walking back were tougher than the first half.
It was a good lesson. When they tell you to take it slow in Vibrams, they really mean it! Regardless, I’d say it was a good outing. My feet & calves will only get stronger.
On the way back I enjoyed the scenery and snapped some photos with my iphone.
See! It was beautiful. I had some wildlife, some wild flowers (spring is coming real soon!) and some great views.
Life is good 🙂