Tuesday, June 30, 2009
There are several factors that go into this failure but mostly I blame not running for two months and not enough water and nutrition before attempting a run today. I also still blame my meds which are doing the opposite of making me peppy and Energizer Bunny like.
So back to square one. Building up endurance and stamina. Building up speed and distance. The only comfort I take with me is that it shouldn't take as long this time around. But I could be wrong - I often am.
For more inspiring tales read on about my bestestest (yes, that's a real word be quiet spellcheck) friend's first 5k this weekend! I wish I could be there with her - and not just because it's on the Irish coast:
http://iblamebashasmama.blogspot.com/. Good luck Jen! I'll be thinking about you on Saturday.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Happy Father's Day!
Monday, June 15, 2009
The good news is that I will be able to do our local half marathon in October. It was up in the air since I'm also going to a conference that week but I learned last week that I can come back from the conference on Friday night and run on Saturday morning. We'll see how ready I am but schedule wise it will work. Now I just have to train for it...
Funny how quickly running multiple miles feels hard again.
Weekly Results from last week - I think nothing. If I can't even remember then it's not worth typing out.
Go to Steve in a Speedo's blog to enter for a free pair of shoes: http://iwannagetphysical.blogspot.com/2009/06/who-wants-free-pair-of-shoes.html.
Besides the occasional swag that he gives away it's a funny and informative blog. It's on my reading list.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
As I ran one pitiful little mile today, gasping and struggling through each lap this quote came to my mind and I knew I had to share it with you.
I've done almost nothing since last posting. This is somewhat my fault but mostly not my fault as my body has done whacky things with my new medication. I really did intend to get a long run on Saturday but since I felt that getting my heart rate up might cause a heart attack I instead stayed in my house. We're working things out medicine wise and hopefully this won't keep happening.
But not running or exercising (plus ups and down of meds) have made me feel tired, bloated, and unhappy. I was excited to run just a mile today - I had already done a 1/2 hour aerobics class before hand. I think I'll have to build up some endurance again which is a bit disappointing that only a few weeks off of running regularly and you lose so much but this was supposed to be a lifetime goal so I have to remind myself that just because I have a few bad weeks doesn't give me the excuse to give up all together.