I went for a 5K run after breakfast today. My right toe is still bad. In fact, it hurt – stung! – when I just put on my sneakers. But, the tough guy in me took an Advil and went out there anyway.
I was really working on my breathing today. More through the mouth. Longer and deeper. And, I think it helped. At the least, I felt like I was laboring less out there.
I went 2.71 miles before breaking down to a walk. And, that was a short one. At 2.80 miles, I was running again. Total time for the 3.1 miles was 29:08.
I now have 488.4 miles to go on my goal. That seems like a lot while my toe is screaming.
The smart guy in me decided to look at something else. My running shoes are old and the soles are worn. Today, I decided to look more into the pattern. It’s pretty clear that I have normal pronation in my left foot. But, it appears that I have underpronation (or supination) in my right foot. (This would explain why I had that IT band issue years ago before I started wearing stability sneakers.) I have no idea if this has anything to do with my right big toe pain. But, in any event, today, I started wearing new – and less worn – running shoes to see if that helps.