I haven't felt right since the Half Marathon. My energy feels sapped, getting up in the morning is nearly impossible, and I hardly even enjoy going out for a run. I've started my official marathon training with Hal Higdon's Novice Supreme, and a... Read more
My first Half Marathon!
First off, a little celebrating and bragging: WOOOOO-HOOOO! I did it. Thirteen-point-one-freaking-mi
les! Yes I am proud of myself. I set a goal. I planned the work, I worked the plan. Six months ago I got the ok to jog ONE mile, and a week a... Read more
To ease stress, Mexican children often employ Worry Dolls, putting them under their pillow at night and waking up to see the dolls have gone, carrying the worries with them... Read more
Kicked my PRs ARSE!!!
I ran the Mom's On The Run 5k on Sunday with my son and girlfriend. My goal was to beat last year's time for that route (37:50) In addition, I wanted to beat my PR in ge... Read more
I got a PR today!
Today was my first race since being sidelined last October with 2 leg fractures. I had set out this morning hoping to beat my best, but once the race started I got really nervous and backed off a little bit. As I came around the final turn I c... Read more
Magic Mile 03.23.10
5k 35.05 (11:19)
10k 1:17 (12:23)
half 2:49 (12:55)
full 6:07 (13:60)
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Finding a groove!
I am happy to report I am finding a groove.
Although I've been running about 3 times a week for the last several weeks, I started my "official" half training on Sunday, with a nice 4 mile run. It was about 40 degrees (perfect). After about ... Read more
Magic Mile 03.08.10
Calculated my magic mile (and affiliated paces) today...not THRILLED with the result, but it's a starting off place.
5k 35.11 (11:21)
10k 1:17 (12:25)
half 2:50 (12:58)
full 6:08 (14:02)
Will repeat in a few weeks to ... Read more
Back to the Great Outdoors
Not really sure what possessed me to run outside today. I guess I just needed a break from the dreadmill. Normally running inside doesn't bother me much, but I'm starting to get a little bored. So, even though it was about 24 degrees outside,... Read more
Ego, stupidity, or I just like punishment?
Not sure which of the above has caused me to do this, but I've officially signed up for the Worcester Half Marathon in June! I am scared, excited, doubtful and hopeful all at once.
Plan the work, work the plan. Plenty of time to train. N... Read more
Feel like the tortoise.
I am all done PT now, unless I re-injure the leg. I am doing 1.5 miles now 3 times a week, and can increase 1/2 mile every 10 days. By the first week of February I will be able to run 3 miles. Long process. I'm trying to cross train on off d... Read more
FINALLY ran today!
Got the ok to run, and with my new orthotics and after several weeks of PT, I finally ran today. It was a little less than a mile, and took me about 10 minutes. I only ran at 4.0 but that's all I am allowed right now. The leg feels great - no... Read more
Dealing With It
Just finished my first week of Physical Therapy for the stress fracture and microtears. It's going well. My pain level is nearly gone during the day (still a bit sore at night after working all day). Of course, after the PT and massage my p... Read more
I finally gave into the pain and went to see a specialist for my shin splints. Two shadows indicated the likelihood of two stress fractures on my tibia. To determine how bad they are I have to have a bone scan on Friday. In addition:
No ... Read more
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My best 5k to date!
Yesterday, despite coming off a 4 day flu, a bad leg, and a downpour, I ran my best 5k to date! It was the first 5k I have run where I didn't even stop for a second. Even on... Read more