December 30, 2009

Almost a Runner

I've always said that I consider myself a runner when I can run for 20 minutes straight. Today I ran 20 minutes... but not quite straight. I'm still at 1 minute running, 30 seconds walking, repeat. But I did run 20 intervals, and completely barefoot at that (at the track, of course). Now I'll work on lengthening the duration of my running intervals until I can run without walking breaks and without tiring my back.

On another note, there was another barefoot runner at the track today!!! I was completely surprised. I hadn't thought the barefoot movement had caught on that well in the little town that I live in. I was extremely happy to see a fellow barefooter. She had great running form, too. All I can say is, "Carry on barefoot revolution!"