Barefooting it and Refocusing the Goals

here’s a quick and dirty (emphasis on the dirty part) rundown of the last couple days of training.

On Sunday, I ran about a quarter mile barefoot, then about a mile and a half in vibrams. This was my longest run by a half mile, and I felt great.

Today, I felt so good during my little barefoot warmup that I just decided to go the whole way barefoot and went about 3/4 of a mile in the rain. Barefoot running feels great, and I had no real pain. I’m starting to develop the ability to manage the once painfully bumpy roads of my neighborhood without pain. My tolerance is building, and my joints are thanking me.

As far as the goals I set earlier, I’ve decided to focus most of my energy on achieving the one that means the most to me: running a half-marathon. I think it will be easier than trying to juggle all of them, and most of them should logically be achieved as an extension of the half-marathon training. Thirteen point one, I will be coming for you this spring!

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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2 Responses to Barefooting it and Refocusing the Goals

  1. jwohlenberg says:

    I just found your blog yesterday – I was diagnosed with Lupus 7 years ago when an antibiotic I was taking activated mine. I only started running six months ago, never ran before in my life. I’ve lost 99 pounds over the last 16 months (I’m at a relatively quiet point in my disease, so I only take prednisone if I’m absolutely forced to, and limit it to a week-long blast), and I am hoping to run a marathon in June, but my Lupus dr. is a little nervous because she thinks all of the running is activating my symptoms – it’s definitely hard to listen to your body and pull back when things are painful. I hope you post again – your journey is inspirational! I’m writing about mine at

  2. lupusrun says:

    Thanks so much for your comment. It’s incredibly inspirational to hear that you’re running a marathon and that you’ve lost so much weight!Congratulations to you for your success!

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