Miles:
12 total / 0 in 2017
Goal:

My goals are to regain my health, my body and be able to call myself a barefoot runner. Ultimately losing 120-140 lbs.

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Rosmery logged 12 miles.

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  1. walk
    good Quick barefoot on Barber Bridge 1.02 mi 00:21 20:32 pace

    Feels like ages that I last walked/jogged... oh wait... it has been! :-) No more work deadlines!!! No more working 6am until 3am! Yippy!! I can get back to normal life. The blisters on my feet were... read more

  2. FIT
    great 15 min aerobics/weights, 20 b... 00:45

    Just a mix of things to get me moving and sweating on 5K training rest days.

  3. I'm starting to think that all running training guides are geared towards beginner barefoot runners. They want to make you think that the "rest day" is to rest the legs... nah, I don... read more

    • Michele H.
      Michele H.

      Rosemary, I follow a regular schedule (for shod runners). Which training schedule are you following?

      almost 6 years ago Like

    • Rosmery H.
      Rosmery H.

      I'm doing the C25K training guide to prep for my May 5K. But moust if the ones I've seen give you a day of rest... For beginners, especially.

      almost 6 years ago Like1 person

    • Rob H.
      Rob H.

      I never follow those books, just do what works for me. There are soooo many "correct" ways to choose from, we'd never have time to run, for all the reading:) have fun!!

      almost 6 years ago Like

    • Michele H.
      Michele H.

      Even the shod running plans give a day or two off. It's is for your own benefit. You won't get burnt out and/ or injured! I follow an advance training plan and according to the plan I am supposed to get 2 days off (but I don't). Follow a plan that is close to what you are after and adjust to your own schedule. That would be my advice :-)

      almost 6 years ago Like

  4. RUN
    good Barefoot - C25K Wk1 Day1 - Pa... 1 mi 00:20 20:00 pace

    Decided to start the C25K a week early just so that I could repeat it if I need to. First half, no problem. Slight pain in ankles after .5 mile, but finished anyway. I was reminded why I don't... read more

    • Rosmery H.
      Rosmery H.

      Thanks Chris. :-)

      almost 6 years ago Like

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    • Chris G.
      Chris G. You're an Inspiration
      You're an Inspiration:

      And those fools should never deter you, Ros. You're a champ for making the good choice to do what you're doing and I'm very proud of you already. Way to kick ass on your first day!

      almost 6 years ago

    • Marc C.
      Marc C. You Rock
      You Rock:

      Well done....keep at it.

      almost 6 years ago

  5. Hoping that the weather improves and it stops raining. I would give anything to go and walk in the rain, but doctor has advised me not to. :( Will probably just end up running in place on the tram... read more

    • Rob H.
      Rob H.

      I used to have a little trampoline i did that with!

      almost 6 years ago Like

    • William T.
      William T.

      What did the doctor say was wrong?

      almost 6 years ago Like

    • Rosmery H.
      Rosmery H.

      William - I just got over a 3 month ordeal with bronchitis and pneumonia. I developed a severe case of pleurisy and also developed asthma. Doctors orders are to not breathe in cold air or get wet in the rain. :( Since I walk/jog at night, I usually wear a hoodie and a scarf/something to cover my chest and mouth. It sucks, but since I'm not 100% yet (still have a cough/phlegm) I need to be careful. So no outdoors for me when it's raining. Although, that used to be one of my favorite things to do.

      almost 6 years ago Like

  6. walk
    good 0.59 mi 00:11:42 19:49 pace

    Barefoot. Second part of the day. A little better than this morning. Got a semi jog/fast walk thing going. Felt some odd pain on the bottom of my right foot about 3 feet from my house. I guess I wa... read more

  7. walk
    good 0.59 mi 00:13:52 23:30 pace

    Barefoot. 7am. Trying to get used to walking very early. Very slow pace walk. I probably over used my knee this weekend so today it felt weird, so no jogging. My soles were very sensitive this morn... read more

  8. RUN
    great 0.58 mi

    RICE, RICE baby! :-) Ice on the knee, but feeling good! Maybe I shouldn't have tried to jog just yet, but I was feeling good. All the good advice that Chris G. said I would get from the great ... read more

    • Sheldon W.
      Sheldon W.

      Nice! Keep it enjoyable and Have a great weekend!!

      almost 6 years ago Like1 person

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    • Alan T.
      Alan T.

      You're doing really well, Rosmery. Congrats!

      almost 6 years ago Like1 person

    • Chris G.
      Chris G. Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      Double wow, awesome city, Ros... holy cow you're using acronyms now. Bet you're reading Born To Run. I'm so glad you're enjoying yourself. Tiny steps are huge leaps in many ways. Isn't the solitude nice?

      almost 6 years ago

  9. walk
    good 0.59 mi

    Barefoot. Moderate pace short walk. No jogging. Almost pain free, only slight discomfort in ankle. Yesterday I wanted to go out but the knee was still in some pain so I chose to rest it. I'm g... read more

  10. Shared Photo

    I guess this means the second half of today's training is not to be. :( Slipped on water in kitchen and busted left knee and ankle. Icing it and tomorrow will attempt to walk on it. Right now ... read more

  11. RUN
    good 0.5 mi 00:10:30 21:00 pace

    Barefoot. Short walk/run - Half of Day 1 Week 1 - C25K training.

  12. I'm having difficulty breathing during the jogging parts. Online search for info on correct breathing techniques has left me more confused than before. Some articles say breathe through your n... read more

    • Rosmery H.
      Rosmery H.

      P.S. I should mention I just got over a long, terrible bout with pneumonia and pleurisy. I have allergy enduced asthma, as well.

      almost 6 years ago Like

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    • Rosmery H.
      Rosmery H.

      Thanks guys. I guess I just have to find out what works for me, huh? :-) I'll just try not to die. :D Thanks for the help! I'm just trying to learn this stuff.

      almost 6 years ago Like

    • Michele S.
      Michele S.

      As long as you keep breathing, you're doing good ;) If you get side-stitches or anything like that, let me know (I have a trick that works). Otherwise, just keep on going - you're doing great!!

      almost 6 years ago Like

  13. RUN
    alright 1 mi 00:19 18:30 pace

    Barefoot. Surprisingly, my soles don't bother me as much anymore. I convinced my hubby to walk with me, which was great, but his pace is a lot faster than mine. He is a whole foot taller than ... read more

    • Michele S.
      Michele S.

      Nice job, Rosmery! I have similar issues with my hubby and even friends. When I am barefoot, I have to go at my own pace. Trying to keep up with someone else usually makes something hurt. So, I always carry my shoes if I go out with someone else :)

      almost 6 years ago Like

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    • Derek R.
      Derek R.

      MIchelle is 100% spot on. I went from traditional shoes straight to barefoot outdoors and cheap ($2.50) water shoes on the treadmill because I wasn't allowed to go barefoot. I started extremely slow with running, first for time then for distance. For example I ran on the TM for 5 mins, then 6, then 7 etc until I was running a mile. Then when I felt confident I started slow 5k runs outdoors either barefoot or in 4mm Invisible Shoes huaraches. I haven't been able to enjoy running in a shoe with ANY padding

      almost 6 years ago Like

    • Derek R.
      Derek R.

      since then, and I have tested and reviewed many different makes and models of minimal shoes. Take it slow is the most important advice for anybody going barefoot. Avoid "transition" shoes until you have trained your body to run barefoot and figured out your preferences. If you like and need the padding of a transition shoe, find one that works for you and be sure that it is zero drop. Everyone is different and as long as your body is happy that is all that is important.

      almost 6 years ago Like1 person

  14. RUN
    good walk/jog 1 mi

    Holy hard pavement Batman!! I'm visiting my folks in Miami Lakes and I went to Montrose park with them. Dammit that's a hard/rough pavement. I managed 4 loops and a much smoother walk to ... read more

    • Alan T.
      Alan T.

      That's serious progress. Well done!

      almost 6 years ago Like

    • Rosmery H.
      Rosmery H.

      Thanks, Alan. I think my feet are somewhat starting to adjust to this barefoot stuff. :-)

      almost 6 years ago Like

    • Alan T.
      Alan T.

      Keep doing what you're doing. Just remember to take it easy. You'll soon be tempted to go further and faster, and it would be best if you renied that in. barefoot runners know it as TMTS (Too much Too Soon). You don't want that. :)

      almost 6 years ago Like

    • Michele S.
      Michele S.

      Nice job, Rosmery! Glad to hear your shins didn't hurt!!

      almost 6 years ago Like

  15. walk
    alright 1 mi 00:18 18:26 pace

    Barefoot. Jogged more than previous times, which is great... but pain is still bad. My goal at the moment is to be pain free. P.S. I signed up for a 5K in May! I hope to run most of it, if not all.... read more

    • Rosmery H.
      Rosmery H.

      Thanks Michele. Is 1 mile too much to start out with? I really want to improve but I don't like the pain. Also, is there something to protect the bottoms of your feet other than those funky looking shoes I've seen? My feet are so incredibly sensitive.

      almost 6 years ago Like

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    • Jeffrey C.
      Jeffrey C.

      Good job Rosmery! Listen to these folks, they know their stuff.

      almost 6 years ago Like

    • Michele S.
      Michele S. Feel Better
      Feel Better:

      Please take it slow, I know that 1 mile probably doesn't feel like a lot but if it hurts, try 1/2 mile or even 1/4 mile. Be careful and honor yourself.

      almost 6 years ago

  16. walk
    alright Week 2 Walk/Jog Route 1 mi 00:20 19:59 pace

    I stand by my original statement. Chris is insane! lol I gave walking barefoot another try. 1 mile this time, so that's better. Although I mainly walked (jogged very short distances a few time... read more

  17. walk
    blah Week 2 Walk/Jog Route 0.93 mi 00:18 19:26 pace

    I'm proud of myself for getting out there. I could have gone twice around had it not been for the horrible foot, ankle and shin pain!! OUCHIE! Will try again tomorrow.

    • Michele S.
      Michele S.

      Ouch, what's up with your foot/ankle/shin?

      almost 6 years ago Like

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    • Rosmery H.
      Rosmery H.

      Thanks Michele. I'm actually barefoot 99.9% of the time. Working from home allows me the opportunity to not have to wear shoes, which I love. I usually "jog" (HA!) to and from the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, etc. just because it feels better than walking on my feet. After I'm able to get them going, that is. :) Foam roller? No, I don't. How would I use that? Thanks!

      almost 6 years ago Like

    • Michele S.
      Michele S.

      Hi Rosmery, a foam roller is a thick (probably 8" across) cylinder of foam. You, essentially, just lay it on the floor and roll your body over it. Your body weight creates enough pressure to get a nice, deep sort-of-massage out of it. Depending on how tight your muscles are, it may be very "intense" in some places, but if you keep at it, eventually it will get better as your muscles lengthen and release :)

      almost 6 years ago Like1 person

  18. Barefoot Runners - I have a 3 part question for you all. 1 - Were you a runner prior to going barefoot? 2- How did you start running barefoot? (street, treadmill, plan, etc) 3 - Why did you start r... read more

    • Alan T.
      Alan T.

      1/ Yes. I ran for a couple of years in the early 80s, then was away from it until 2008, when I started running again. All of that was shod. I began running BF in 2009, and haven't run in shoes since. 2/ Pavement and sidewalks. 3/ Had read about it, tried it once, loved it.

      almost 6 years ago Like1 person

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    • Michele S.
      Michele S.

      The key is figuring out when you're getting a blister and stopping before it happens. I used to walk/run and think, "I have a pebble stuck to my foot" then I would do everything I could to knock off the pebble ... later to find out it was a blister. If you feel blisters starting, cool down your feet with ice, just like you do if you hurt any other body part. Don't soak them in hot water, as relaxing as that sounds ;)

      almost 6 years ago Like1 person

    • Rosmery H.
      Rosmery H.

      Ok, so maybe I need to do less right now? I feel a blister starting and I don't want it to sideline me.

      almost 6 years ago Like1 person

  19. No walking/jogging outdoors tonight thanks to the stupid rain/thunderstorms. Having just recovered from pneumonia, I didn't think it was wise to go outside. :(

  20. RUN
    blah Starter Route - Walk/Jog 0.3 mi 00:05:00 16:40 pace

    3rd Day - Daytime - Attempted Barefoot jogging (inspired by awesome Chris). Insanity!!! Concluded he's insane. Will try again another day. Back to sneakers. :(