So I know that I have been posting a lot about “my fitness journey” lately. Well this stays true to that theme!
I did in fact run in a 5km “fun run”. My goal was to try and run 4 out of the 5 kilometers. I ended up doing intervals, 4 minutes jogging and 1 minute walking, and they ended up routing us wrong so I ended up jogging 7 or 7 and a half kilometers. I’ll call it a success!
I’m still running and following a program. I get frustrated sometimes because I’ve been running for about 2 weeks now and still am not able to jog 5km, but I have to keep reminding myself that this is progress, and besides it’s pretty awesome that I can run at all!
I’ve certainly run into some stumbling blocks (no pun intended!) After a few minutes of running, my legs go numb and it feels like running on knives each time I step down, but I can keep going, so I do! As it’s getting warmer the heat is causing more of an issue.
I’ve been thinking of trying the cooling clothing for a while, and after reading the article in the MS Canada newsletter I decided to give it a try. I was unsure of what would suit my needs best, but settled on a belt as I thought it would move best while exercising. I have found it allows me to exercise for longer, and I tend to go further with feeling in my legs. Anything to keep me running for longer! I really enjoy it!