Feeling Like A Real Runner

I took yesterday off because my knees felt kind of weird after I went for a quarter-mile barefoot run on Tuesday. Today, I came back and did a mile and a quarter in FiveFingers. It was a truly a great run. My stride and mechanics were good, I didn’t feel like I was going to die the entire time, and I caught my breath almost immediately after stopping.  Running at night on a crisp fall evening is an amazing feeling. I’m starting to feel like a runner again.

My aerobic capacity is clearly improving. On my first couple of runs, my legs would immediately become blocks of lactic acid and I’d be gasping in under two minutes. Today, my legs didn’t feel tired until the last quarter mile (and even then, it was mostly the smaller muscles in the lower leg that are activated by the FiveFingers) and, while I was breathing hard, I wasn’t gasping. It’s good to know that I’m improving. Baby steps.

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About lupusrun

I'm a college sophomore who fancies himself a musician and a writer. This blog will be a chronicle of my effort to regain my health and fitness after being diagnosed with Lupus. Since there are no real resources for runners with Lupus on the web, it my hope that this blog will fill that void. But, more importantly, I hope that this blog will stand as a testament to the strength of human faith and willpower. I firmly believe that the only limits that exist are the ones that we place upon ourselves. I plan to prove that by becoming faster and stronger than I was before I got sick. Phillipians 4:13.
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