Saturday, April 24, 2010
I entered my walk into my Training Log tonight, and then took a look at the numbers. This week, I've walked 19 miles, and gone on two decent outdoor bike rides. The 19 miles kind of surprised me, because when I'm running I don't usually have that many miles. I guess it's because I've been able to go out every day, where with running I only go out alternate days.
I thought that no running might jump start my weight loss again. I've kind of been stuck here since we went to Hawaii in January. But I'm still at the same weight I was when I stopped running mid-March.
I have my appointment on May 5th to re-assess my heel (re Plantar Fasciitis). I'm pretty sure that I will be able to resume running at that time. I'm thinking that I'll start back at about week three or four of the C25k plan. Does anybody have any thoughts on this?
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
The topic on yesterday's SparkPeople desk calendar is a quote by Alvin Toffler:
"You've got to think about 'big things' while you're doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction."
I usually rip these calendar pages off and toss them in the trash, but I have been holding on to this one. It really makes sense to me, and is a good reminder of why I need to do the small things, even when they are unpleasant or if they seem insignificant at the time. I must remember that all my actions add up, even the tiniest of them all.
I saw a Robin yesterday. That seems incredibly early to me where I live, but most of the snow has already disappeared so I guess there's nothing stopping them from showing up now.
I'm really impressed with my bike ride yesterday. It was 6.5 miles on the highway, with the first mile uphill. I was expecting to really feel it today, but so far I haven't. Guess all that extra biking I've been doing has helped. I always bike some in the winter on my stationary, but it just isn't the same as getting out on the road and feeling all the bumps and potholes.
Tonight I went out for a walk. I've been doing just under 2 miles lately, and having no pain (about 1.92 miles). So I decided to go on a different route tonight that is 2.6 miles. I got just past the 2 mile mark, and on a street where I could turn and be close to home. I was starting to feel some pain in my foot - slight, and more on the arch than the heel. So I didn't want to push it and I made the turn for home. Total distance was 2.18 miles.
Lesson learned - keep it to the other route for a little while longer. 1.92 miles is better than going backwards by pushing past where I'm ready to go.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Here is an excellent blog, written by GOEGIRL, with an AHA moment that I needed to read. Sounds like competitive natures can get us all into areas where we don't need to be.
Today I had a great day. Walks, warmth, sunshine on my face!
And still remembering my three words of the week:
Patience, Persistence, Playful!
I'm even plastering holes in a bedroom in my own house. This is usually my hubby's area, but I'm taking on the challenge this time!
Saturday, March 27, 2010
So I did a few stationary bike rides, and walked the five minutes back and forth to work a few times this week. Otherwise, tried to stay off my feet, although a group I'm a part of catered a dinner for 100 on Thursday night so that was a long day.
Today, I thought I would start walking again. The doctor told me that walking was not banned but not encouraged either. That was ten days ago, and I didn't go on any long walks in that time.
But I thought today I would try one. I had a Leslie Sansone walking video (14 minutes and 1 mile in length) that I've never tried out, so I did that mid-afternoon. After dinner, the wind had died down, so I went outdoors for a 2 mile walk.
For both walking episodes, my foot felt fine. But when I took my shoe off after getting in tonight from my outdoor walk, there is heel pain. Not excruciating by any means, but dissapointing. Is 2 miles too much?
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