Saturday, February 25, 2006

9 miles, woohooo!!!

I was a bit nervous about this run. I haven't gone more than 5 miles in over a month. But I need to get these longer runs in since the half-marathon is getting close. I was tired, but not so bad that I couldn't keep going.

I'm feeling much better about life, now that I can get back into my routine again.

Oh and some woman tried to run me over today, that was nice :P. Who knew that a stop sign was only if you felt like stopping. Ya learn something new every day ;). I smacked her car with my hand and she drove by, haha.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

My first run in almost a month!

It was great :). I am slower than I was, but I think I'll get some of the speed back fairly quickly. I ran 3 miles total, counting warm up/cool down. My foot feels fine and my legs are tired, woot! I did some ab/lower back work as well. So happy to get two days of working out in a row.

And the sun is out and shining!! such a great day :)

Monday, February 20, 2006


I got the go ahead to run again, yippee!!!! I am so excited I can't stand it :)

btw, a flexible cast is just my foot taped a bit differently than it has been for the past three weeks :P

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Ahh...thats better :)

No, I didn't get to run, but I did get in a great workout this morning! So good that I had to rest for awhile after breakfast, lol. My cute cute kids decided that they wanted to workout, so they asked me to show them a few things to try. I tried doing jumping jacks (yeah, cheater version so I didn't hurt my foot ;) ), but my legs were beat. Kindof embarassing acutally :P

Little man is getting pretty good at pushups and he's only 3. M can do a few situps, but watch out for leg lifts, that boy is a natural ;). L is great at just about anything she tries. Too bad she doesn't feel the need to apply that talent to picking up after herself ;)

Off to watch some speed skating and the Super G at the Olympics!

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Some good news!

I went to the podiatrist yesterday and mustered up the courage to ask when I might be able to run again. I told him that I'm trying to be good, but I'm really dying here, lol. He said next monday!!!! I'm so excited I can't stand it! He said he'll put me in a flexible cast, not sure what that is, but hopefully its not ugly ;) and then I can start running again.

I'm seriously giddy! I think its the best news I've had in quite awhile. Well, aside from Stu's big raise in November, hehe.

Oh and Little man is doing so well with the gym daycare, that I think I'll start running mid morning when everyone else is gone. That way I'm not missing any family time and Little man gets to socialize and play with new toys.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Still here

I'm a bit bummed about my foot. Its still a little tender and swollen, so its retaped and will most likely be taped again this week. I'm scared to ask when he thinks I'll be able to run again. I don't know if I want to know.

I think my salt lake marathon plans will be shut down :(. I'm pretty bummed about it actually. But not running consistently for 4 weeks isn't a great way to start training. I don't know what I'm going to do. Try for a later marathon? give up on marathoning and just stick with half's or shorter races? Maybe do sprint triathlons instead? Become a couch potato and give up on exercise entirely? ;). Gotta admit, the last one is tempting, though I think I'd go crazy and so would my family.

So for now, my blog will probably rambles from a wanna be runner :S

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Injuries suck!

I started experiencing pain in my foot about 3 weeks ago. I figured that my old shoes were just too worn out, but I was planning on getting new ones so I just cut back my mileage a bit in hopes that nothing would get worse. Got my new shoes, woot! But the foot pain got much worse :(

Luckily my landlord/neighbor is a podiatrist. So I went to see him and he says my facia, or whatever the name of the tendon in my arch is called ;), was hurt. So he taped up my foot and said no running, waah. I am going on vacation (Vegas baby!) so I wont be able to see the dr again until friday, the 10th.

I'm pretty bummed out, but hope that a week or two off of running will take care of everything and I can jump back in to training and still get to run the planned marathon. I started taking a spinning class in hopes of keeping up my aerobic capacity.

In other words, blah blah blah, don't run and try not to go crazy in the meantime.