Tonight I simultaneously:
-broke my not-running streak
-practiced barefoot running
-completely a virtual 5k
-practiced my running posture
-cleaned my treadmill off (With my bare feet)
-learned a valuable lesson about blisters
-terrified my husband
Today I ran The Brass Monkey 5K Virtual Race.
I was competing in category 2:
2. Running with the least amount of clothing (without violating any provincial or state laws). Each item is considered one piece (e.g. 1 sock, 1 shoe, 1 pair of tights, 1 jacket are all considered one.)
Which makes the picture of me on the treadmill make more sense. I'm going to continue to refer to it as "running barefoot" so I don't pop up during any creepy google searches, okay? Okay.
Things I learned:
1. I felt really silly. I didn't tell my husband beforehand. In fact, I was trying to go as fast as I could so I would finish before he came home. This didn't happen. Our treadmill is in the garage. I heard him bring the trash cans up from the drive, so I was prepared when the garage door started opening. I shrieked "NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Thankfully he heard me, and stopped, otherwise the neighbors would have had quite a show. He came through the side door to investigate, and yeah, he was a little shocked to see his wife running, erm, barefoot.
2. Apparently I don't need a sports bra to run, if you know what I mean. This is both neat and really sad.
3. Barefoot (actual barefoot) running on a treadmill is painful. Blistery painful. Can't walk from room to room without walking on my heels and even then it hurts kind of painful.
And for Chris K, a bikini picture. I'm not so good with the art, so forgive me.
Anyway, yes, Brass Monkey Virtual 5k time: 27:53
Excuse me while I spend the next three days gimping around on my crippled feet.
Was it worth it? Maybe.