My Goals for Saturday’s 5K

Today on “Walking Wednesday,” we are talking about my goals for Saturday’s 5K.

Walking Wednesday Goals

My Goals for Saturday’s 5K

As you know, I have been dealing with multiple foot issues. I have not walked a 5K since May 24th. I have seen numerous doctors and done physical therapy during this time.

I am currently wearing an air cast during the day as much as I can (I can’t wear it and drive). I have not walked near as much as I should have and probably should not be walking this 5K. However, I am registered and excited about it, so unless something changes between today and then, I will be walking.

Here are my goals:

a) Finish. I just want to start and finish the race.
b) Finish under an hour. I can typically finish around 50 minutes – but that is when I have been walking a lot and without pain.
c) Finish without injuring myself more. I am completely prepared to finish the race and go home and rest my foot until time to give out candy. I have cleared the weekend.

I really don’t know what will happen between now and Saturday and I am prepared to decide at the last-minute to not do the race. I hate to not do the race since I am already paid and really want to do this one. I do have a friend walking with me (if I walk). I will not do the race by myself (just in case).

Monday I go see a foot surgery specialist. My new doctor has particular expertise in arthritic conditions of the foot and ankle, forefoot deformities (bunions and hammer toes), and sports injuries of the foot and ankle. Sounds like someone I need on my side.

Has anyone reading this ever walked/run a 5K with a boot on? I am trying to figure out if that would be a good option for me.

Cheers! Happy walking or running!


3 Responses to “My Goals for Saturday’s 5K”

  1. Ill be walking with you VIRTUALLY as my child skates alongside me in our OWN 5k!!

  2. Based on my experience with foot issues, I don’t think it is a good idea to walk on Saturday. I would discuss with the doctor who gave you the cast to get his professional opinion. My fear would be that I would just make things worse. I hope the new doctor can diagnose the true problem and get you on the road to recovery.