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My husband, the marathoner!
"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
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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!
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
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.
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!
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
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!
Following my doctor's orders, I started back to the gym this week.
I have missed it! This week I'm allo... Read more
Good news from the doctor.
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.
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
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