Monday, March 08, 2010
On Sunday, I ran. Not for very far, but I ran nonetheless. Matt & I went outside for a walk yesterday morning (it was 34degrees~ a heat wave!) We were out for 45minutes. We probably ran 5 minutes & walked 40, but it is a start, right?? My leg swelled up outrageously of course, but it was fun!!
----- In case you don't know, I got a deep vein thrombosis (blood clot of the major vein of the leg) when I was pregnant with Hailey 11 years ago. It is still there. It is from my knee to my pelvis. When I exercise, my left calf swells up to twice the size. My blood pools there because my collateral veins aren't able to work as well as a big vein would. I just have to elevate my leg for a while to get the swelling back down. This is why I suck at exercise & haven't even considered running before.