Miles:
12 total / 0 in 2019
Goal:

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

Rosmery Hernandez-casey walked: Barefoot. Jogged more...

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  • 1 miles
  • 00:18 time
  • 18:26 pace
  • 80 calories
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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. I'm nuts! lol

  • 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 7 years ago Like

  • Michele S.
    Michele S.

    For barefoot, my first time out was 0.19 miles! I felt like a complete failure and wanted to cry .... but every time, I did a little bit more. You will get there, just take your time! Being completely barefoot is really the best at first, you can add the funky shoes in later ;) Your feet, ankles and legs all need to learn how to function in this new environment, it will take some time but before you know it, you'll be racking up the miles and loving it!!

    almost 7 years ago Like3 people

  • Chris G.
    Chris G.

    1 mile barefoot this early is too much. I started out with a half mile and took over a week to build from that. Protect your feet? No no, that's why you're barefoot... so your FEET can learn to protect you. :-) If you progress slowly enough (frustrating, I know!) you not only wouldn't need any "protection," you'd heartily laugh in its face and SEEK difficult terrain to enjoy.

    almost 7 years ago Like2 people

  • Alan T.
    Alan T.

    What Michele said.

    almost 7 years ago Like2 people

  • Michele S.
    Michele S.

    You are off to a great start, Rosmery, you have already found some of the best BFR's on DM ... these guys know their stuff ;)

    almost 7 years ago Like1 person

  • Alan T.
    Alan T.

    As I said in a previous reply, I went overboard when I started - from 1/2K on the first day to 14K a week later. But I paid for it with huge blisters and a lot of foot pain. You don't want that. Be gentle, patient, and trusting with yourself. Don't look for external aids. Allow your feet (and the rest of your body) to inform and guide you. It'll all work out, if you let it.

    almost 7 years ago Like1 person

  • Chris G.
    Chris G.

    A 5k in May!! Now you've got a new goal... and a date attached to it. You're going to do GREAT, Ros...

    almost 7 years ago Like

  • Rosmery H.
    Rosmery H.

    Got it! I will do less distance at a time. Thanks everyone, I do so appreciate the feedback. I'm so new to this all... I'm sorry I have so many silly questions. :-) Thank you so much. Thanks Chris - Yes, I'm excited. Nervous, but excited. 5K on A1A on May 19th. So I have about 12 weeks to get up to speed.

    almost 7 years ago Like

  • Alan T.
    Alan T.

    Your questions aren't silly at all. They're very sensible, in fact. Keep on updating us about your preparations for the 5K. I'm glad you've decided to do it. As Chris said, having a goal to work towards is a big step - and a good one.

    almost 7 years ago Like

  • Jeffrey C.
    Jeffrey C.

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

    almost 7 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 7 years ago