Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The beginning of the end?

I think I'm getting close, running is getting too uncomfortable. I lasted only 10 minutes this morning before switching to an elliptical machine and experiencing instant relief. On the elliptical I was able to push my pace and things just felt better. I hate to admit it, I can't imagine not running for the next 16 weeks and if you think about post delivery recovery add another 6-8 weeks to that. On the other hand, running hurts and not in a good hurt kind of way. For now I'm reinventing my plan. 45 mins on the elliptical 5 days a week, 2 days a week in the pool and yoga. It's not running, it's not training for a half marathon but it's something. Maybe after a week or so my body will admit it was wrong and I can start again but for now this is good bye.

Miles run today: 1

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Yep, that's all I have to say about my refreshing 3 mile run. I feel good, like I haven't felt most of the week. It's been a long week with many distractions, most of which have been unpleasant. My last run was Tuesday and was terrible. Since I waited too long get new shoes the feet were pissed off and let me have it. It was a combination of taking it easy because I don't want to deal with a foot injury and not having the time or more likely the motivation that made me stay away for so many days. Today I needed it and I ran hard. I needed to be reminded that I am still here, it's still me and things will be alright. I needed to have trouble catching my breath not because I walked up a flight of stairs. I needed to have my legs pump hard and feel the sweat drip down my temples. I needed to give "eye's of death" to the old woman next to me who stared at my belly with concern. Next time I'm this overwhelmed I need to turn to my running shoes and remember they will always bring back my sanity.

Miles run today: 3

Thursday, February 3, 2011

My apologies

I must apologize to the women I hated on in my 1/25 entry. You know, those idiots who talked loudly during their morning workout. I will admit that I was one of those women today. It was unintended and I felt shame when I realized it, but continued to talk and laugh during my workout. Blame it on Junior or snow psychosis, we will never know the direct cause. I hope I did not interrupt any one else trying to enjoy their workout. I pledge never ever to be loud in the morning, that time is still sacred but today I had some good laughs.

Miles run today: 3