Monday (yesterday) was a Rest Day, primarily because I was socializing, but here's the thing...I wore heels to work today for the first time in a while and NO TWINGE in my right foot! Curious to see how my stupid foot would feel outside, I hit the paths behind my house. Stretches first, a 1/2 mile warm up walk, followed by 1.5 miles of very easy running thinking about good form the entire time, and then a 1 mile cool down walk. It felt great!
No calf issues, just pleasant warmth at the mile point, barely worth mentioning. No foot pain either AND I passed a very cute Dad pushing a double stroller, not once, but twice during my run.
Image Source: Momfinds.com
No special significance other than eye candy is always appreciated. It also didn't hurt that the temp was mid-to-high 60's and the sun was behind the clouds...great running weather.
As a bonus, I learned that the toe strengthening exercises serve a very practical function when you get gravel caught between your toes. You can continue running and separate your toes enough to have the gravel drop out...I'm serious, try it!
Disclaimer - The picture is actually Matthew McConaughey who is better looking than the Dad I saw, but just barely!