Sunday, April 07, 2013
This is my second time in the Cooper River Bridge Run and I shaved 5 minutes off my time from last year. I know that may not be a big deal to some but I haven't really trained for this one like I did for last year. I also ran more this year, was better at it and felt I did better even with the stomach cramp, the arch that felt like it cramped which turned into very bad knee pain (still today).
I slowed down my running and breathing was easier so cutting down 5 minutes is great to me. 10k in 77 minutes! Next year I will be able to add some running up that 1.5 mile 4% bridge incline.
Next up, 5k the end of April!
Monday, August 13, 2012
I ran! I've been saying I can't get my breathing right (true) while running and the most I've been able to do was not much. About 15 min, sometimes .6 mile. Then last week I ran 2 entire miles without walking!! I know that is not a big deal to some as some run 5, 10, even more miles at a time. But for me, this was HUGE!!
Then today, it happened again.
I ran 5k. Without stopping!! What?!? Oh yeah!! My goal was to match my 2 miles that I was able to do last week. When I hit 2 miles I decided to just keep going until I couldn't go anymore. So, I upped the incline on the treadmill thinking it wouldn't be long before I had to stop. And I continued on for 2, 2.5, 3 miles!! I even upped the incline a little more. I did stop after the 3.1 because I needed to shower for work.
This has felt so good being able to do it finally!
I think I will do it again!
Sunday, July 22, 2012
I've had back pain for years. I would get an adjustment and I would feel better maybe for a day or two then back to hurting. I have now found out I have Deteriorating Disc Disease in my thoracic area, bone spurs and my C2 is rotated to the right and that is causing pressure on my spinal cord.
So I'm trying to determine what, if anything, I am doing that makes it hurt more. I've been sort of slack on my walking and trying to run. I walk/ran 3.5 miles today and it didn't bother me. Good sign.
I think I may have to drop down the lbs of the free weights or at least be mindful of each exercise and use a lower weight on some. I need to look at this more when I'm doing strength exercises.
Yes, It has caused me to be a little down and now I will have to get a MRI. I'm going to continue working out because I just can't quit nor will I. If I have to make adjustments for a while then I will.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
My 2nd 5k today and sadly, I did not beat my PR.
Time today: 36.08; that is walk/run.
My PR from 2 months ago was 35.30. Not a huge difference but still wasn't an improvement. I still cannot get my breathing down but I keep trying.
So, here are the random thoughts during that 5k.
1. I should take pictures of all the road kill (turtle, squirrel, bird).
2. OMG it's hot and humid!
3. I like the sound of throwing the cup on the road.
4. How much further???
6. I think I'm dying
7. When is the next 5k?
8. I see the finish line!!!
I know the road kill thing was ewww..... but that was the thought at the time. I don't know why, maybe it was the heat & humidity getting to me!
Have to keep getting better!
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