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My husband, the marathoner!

Sunday, September 27, 2009      6 comments

"Akron Marathon 2009, 1st time marathoner, MARY, 3231" I stared at my marathon bib and tears welled up in my eyes so heavily that I couldn't read the words on the bright yellow bib any longer. I was holding my bib, knowing that I wouldn't be ... Read more

Swimming - take two

Tuesday, September 22, 2009      4 comments

Well, I'm still not good at it, or even remotely average. But I had a plan this time and that really helped. I wanted to do 6 laps, then kick on the side of the pool for 5 min and then finish with 4 laps. Didn't matter what kind of stroke I u... Read more

My first 5k post-injury.

Saturday, September 19, 2009      7 comments

I ran the Indianapolis Irish Fest 5K this morning. I didn't know what to expect from my legs or lungs. I was praying that I wouldn't have pain in my hip but also praying that I could finish in a respectiable time for me. Brett was kind enoug... Read more

Pilates, I like you.

Friday, September 18, 2009      3 comments

Took my first Pilates class today. I didn't really know what to expect as I've never taken one before. But the teacher was cool and I was impressed by how quickly I seemed to be feeling my muscles working. I tried hard to get the right form a... Read more

Swimming is hard!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009      6 comments

Don't get me wrong, I didn't think I would be Dara Torres or anything but I thought I'd make it mor then 15 seconds before feeling like drowning!! My nerves kicked in within a few seconds of swimming so that shot my heartrate up, which isn't a... Read more

Yes, yes, yes!!

Friday, September 11, 2009      7 comments

I ran for 15 mins today and it felt awesome!!! No pain, no weird gait, no soreness afterwards. It was just wonderful. I started off at 6.0 (10min mile) for the first 10, just to get a feel for it. Then at 10mins, I bumped it up to 6.5 for th... Read more

Treadmill - here I come!

Thursday, September 10, 2009      3 comments

It's been 3 months since I've run. And my dr has released me to run for 15 mins at a time, on the treadmill, 3 times a week. I gotta say, I'm nervous! Nervous that my leg will snap underneath me or worse yet, that I won't be able to make it... Read more

Joined a new gym

Wednesday, September 02, 2009      3 comments

I struggled with this idea for the past few weeks. The new gym is bigger, fancier, with all the bells and whistles (pool, classes, hugeness). My smaller gym has always met my needs and I feel ultra comfortable there. Kids like the kids room, ... Read more

Two days of exercise and it feels great.

Monday, August 24, 2009      4 comments

I love being back at the gym! I've taken the cardio easy, same amount of time on the bike as before when I re-injuried myself, but at a lower resistance level. And I added in some strength training but at 1/2 the weights I would normally do. ... Read more

Good doctors appointment!

Thursday, August 20, 2009      6 comments

Warning - this blog is rambling, it's more for me to write things down to refer back to later then to explain to others. I had my 3rd appointment with my sports doctor, Dr. Arnold today. I was nervous going into it since I felt like I... Read more


Friday, August 14, 2009      8 comments

emoticon I don't know how it happened. I was taking it easy at the gym, I had only exercised 3 times. But last W... Read more

Back to the gym!

Monday, August 03, 2009      6 comments

Following my doctor's orders, I started back to the gym this week. emoticon I have missed it! This week I'm allo... Read more

Good news from the doctor.

Thursday, July 16, 2009      4 comments

I had my first follow-up appointment for my stress fracture today. It's been a month since my diagnoses and what a long month it has been. But enough of that. Dr. A took another xray and was very pleased to see how much I've healed. He s... Read more

In such a funk.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009      3 comments

I've been in a funk ever since I found out about my stress fractures. I've been eating ok but not great. I've maintained my weight but it's on the high end of the range that I like. I get frustrated that I can't do anything to get it lower sin... Read more

Getting re-focused.

Monday, June 22, 2009      4 comments

Ok, so I can't exercise for 2 months while I heal. that sucks. But, it will pay off in the long run. Brett didn't hesitate to say yes when I asked him if he would run a marathon with me when I'm healed up and ready to go. What a guy - now he... Read more

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