Couch to 5k: Week 4 summary

For starters I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful it feels to walk anywhere and everywhere with a normal gait.  The tightness in my legs has abated.  Hallelujah!!

During my brief sabbatical I purchased a pair of Asics gel running shoes.  Unfortunately, there was virtually no arch support in them.  My wife will tell you I’ve been known to watch an infomercial or two on the TV when I’m bored. Being bored, I managed to find one for a pair of Copper Fit balance insoles designed by an orthopedic doctor.  A couple of clicks later on the computer and they were headed my way.  I found them to be a nice compliment to my Asics.

Down to more serious business.  Summers here in western NY are known more for their humidity than their heat.  This past week we had a 6 day stretch of temps in the mid 90s.  I walked four of those miserable days;  Day 1 (4 laps); Day 2 (5 laps); Day 3 (6 laps); Day 4 (8 laps).  The last day I pushed myself on the second and third lap to test my legs.  My best lap walking was 3:48 (minutes:seconds). I still have a long ways to go before I’m running like the wind.

jogging-2343558_960_720Perhaps the best news involved no more setbacks.

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