Well folks, I did it! I made it though Couch 2 5k this week! Week 9 consisted of 3 runs for 30 minutes each. 30 WHOLE minutes! That’s still crazy to me that I can run for that long now.
As a reward for graduating Couch 2 5k, I got myself some new fancy running shoes. This time, instead of buying the cutest pair, I went for what was going to be best for me to run in. I went to a new store in the mall that specializes in running. They fitted me for a shoe, and performed a Gait Analysis with me running on the treadmill. A high speed camera took pictures of my foot placement and form with each step I took. It was really cool! Overall, they told me I had good form, but my left ankle rolled inward slightly which can cause problems if left untreated. Based on that, they recommended a shoe that gave me the most support around my heels and ankle area.
My run was difficult today. 30 minutes is not easy, but I’m sure one day it will be, so I am going to keep at it. No pain, no gain, right?!?