Monday, November 19, 2012
Saturday was the Pacific Grove Lighthouse 5K, which DH and I had been targeting all year. He was all set to start running with me in January when we discovered that he had acute chronic plantar facitis in both feet. The time to take up running is not when you can barely walk, so the new sneakers went straight in the closet and have been there ever since. In June I did my first 5K and DH was very disappointed he couldn't run with me. So I promised him we would find one late in the year and do it together, even if we had to walk. Saturday we walked our 5K together. This may not sound like much, but when I did my run in June it took him 20 minutes to hobble from the start to the finish line, and they were not very far apart. That, and walking to and from our parking space that day pretty much finished his feet for the day. So actually walking 3.1 miles is the farthest he has walked all year at once, and that is fantastic! His feet were a bit sore after, but he wasn't limping. The next morning we walked to breakfast and back also (another 2 miles) because the half marathon trapped us at our hotel. This is a huge win for us. He still has a lot of healing to do, but we've come a long way baby!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
I did another 3 milest today! Now the question will be can I do 3 again on Friday? It was a bit of a push. I had to take two short walk breaks to fight off a stitch, don't know what was with that. But boy did I feel good at the end! The hip pain I was having issues with a couple months ago is pretty much gone, so I guess all the stretching is paying off. I don't feel like my muscles are getting looser or stretchier, but the absence of pain is a good indicator I guess.
Monday, November 12, 2012
This monring it was 39 when I went out, the coldest it has been I think. I wore pants, short sleeved top, arm warmers, and a light fleece, and a hat. I thought about a windbreaker but decided it would be too many layers. The fleece stayed on about half the run, and by the end the arm warmers were rolled down, but it was all about perfect. I did another 5k, not counting my cool down walk this time. It was a bit of a challenge and I felt a bit winded a couple times, but then I just tried to slow down a little to recover my breath. I'm not sure how much I slowed down, but I did get my breath back. I really want to start turning in regular 3 mile runs. This 2-2.5 mile stuff is just lazy. So that's my new resolve. I ran to the park today, which was really nice. Saw a guy on his run that I haven't seen in months and he remembered me and we traded hellos. That was fun too. Passed a couple other runners in the park toow which was nice. It is always fun to see other folks out.
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
I've been doing really well on sleep lately, and I have had great runs. Last night I got to bed a bit late, and this morning I was about two minutes into my run and I was huffing along feeling like it was a kiler. Apparently that half hour makes a big difference. But I pushed on and did my run anyway.
Monday, November 05, 2012
The switch from daylight savings time was great this morning, and I felt like I got 40 minutes of my morning back. In fact I worked some, got in a run, shower, breakfast, packed lunch, and left earlier than I have for a while. (And for that I got to sit in traffic...). Since it was light I just set out running where ever, and ran randomly turning up and down streets. The variety was nice and I had another good run. It was nice to get out. We had a great weekend in Monterey, but in the evening when we got back and I tried to practice my guitar it seemed to go badly and I got frustrated and down. So I really needed the extra endorphin boost this morning.
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