I have been doing some reading so I am going to try some strengthening exercises for my shins and ankles, and I am going to change my stride a bit. I want to be gazelle-like, I'll admit it. Gazelle! Not hobbit! But if the hobbit shuffle will work then I'll try that for a while.
I feel so good when I run. Or, shuffle. Except for the hobbling home in pain. And I'm not doing "too much", I swear I am not. The pain started last time and all I was doing was walking fast.
I am also going to try running on the lawns more and sidewalks less.
I am trying to get a book called ChiRunning, that is supposed to have some good information in it. It was checked out of the library today. After buying the shoes I am not buying the book too.
Walking just doesn't help me with the stress the way running does. Even if it is only a slow jog for 3 minutes out of a 20 minute walk, I need it. For those 3 minutes, my brain turns off, all I can feel is my heart beating and my breath. For the rest of the day I feel like I can handle the world.
Stupid shins, not cooperating.
Now I know the truth! I cannot! What to do about this, I don't know. Last night I read just one reading, and it was 88 pages long. I am 10 readings behind. And I have to catch up because I have to write about all the readings to pass the class.
Why did I want to learn metadata again? Why? I forget but at one point it seemed important.
Photo 1: My new running shoes. Dominican University. River Forest, IL. Taken by me. Fall 2010.
Photo 2: Lewis Hall ivy. Dominican University. River Forest, IL. Taken by me. Fall 2010.