Getting back to basics!
Okay, the holiday weekend is over and time to get back on track! I have to say, since reaching my goal weight over a month ago, I haven't exactly been faithful to my "plan". I haven't stepped on the scale, but think I've gained a pound or two!... Read more
Plagued with injuries
After two weeks of not running at all, I was feeling really good and I thought I'd try and jog 3 miles Saturday morning. Achilles felt good for about the first mile and then started to feel "funny" (not sore, but just not right). I kept going,... Read more
Still not running but continuing with low-impact step aerobics, abs, upper body weights. I'm going to give it a couple weeks before attempting to run again and hopefully, I'll be 100% ready to go! I've signed up for a local 5K on June 26th; th... Read more
Couldn't run today :(
Well, tried to run a short distance this morning at home before heading downtown to 5K. It was still painful so I decided to skip this race, let this injury completely heal (hopefully in a few weeks) so I can run other 5K's this summer. Local ... Read more
Rest today in hopes of running tomorrow...
Today will be another rest day; ice again tonight and hope I'll be able to run in the morning. I may change events and walk the 5K (thanks for your suggestions) if I won't be able to run. The weather report continues to decline; rain, wind and... Read more
5K not looking too promising :(
Tried to get on the treadmill this morning for a short 2-3 mile jog before first 5K Saturday. It didn't go well. I can't feel the Achilles injury at all when I walk but it's very painful to run ... Read more
Still babying my Achilles in hopes it will feel good as new on Saturday for first 5K. The weather looks horrible; I sure hope they are wrong. It's not going to be much fun running in wind, rain, and 40 degree or less temps. Tough upper body w... Read more
Excited about first 5K!
Only 5 days until first 5K! I'm getting a little nervous! The weather doesn't sound too good at this point, rain and a high of 55, and it surely won't be 55 at 7:30am. Regardless of the weather, I'm determined to enjoy the experience. Still ... Read more
Well, I ran 4 miles yesterday and probably shouldn't have. I wish I would have run only 3. The last 1/4 to 1/2 mile, I noticed my Achilles beginning to ache a little. Now, it's bothersome just to walk on but not really what I would call painf... Read more
Carb overload yesterday!
Boy am I feeling fat today! Yesterday I ate Peanut M&M's (more than a "serving" I'm sure), chocolate oreos with peanut butter, and potato chips, of course all of which were not on my "meal plan"! I sure did enjoy it at the time but am feeling ... Read more
Hunting trip a bust!
Another terrible morel mushroom season--only 27 found after 5 hours of hunting! We all had fun (and walked a LOT) so not a total waste of time. Ate too much, mostly healthy foods, but will get back on track tomorrow. Back on the treadmill tom... Read more
Vacation day - heading north mushroom hunting!
Trying to get things organized so I can do a quick workout before I head north with family mushroom hunting this weekend. Yesterday was a great step/ab routine (I forgot to post to my blog!) and tomorrow will be a rest day (not counting the mil... Read more
3.5 miles today!
Ran 3.5 miles this morning for the first time since last week Monday! The time off was well worth it--Achilles felt good, no pain, but I did run at a slower pace than I had been before the injury. I'm hoping to run at a faster pace Friday morn... Read more
Back, biceps, abs workout today; tennis elbow is still bothering me so weight will be lowered and exercises modified as needed. Tomorrow, I'm going to try to run for the first time since Achilles started bothering me. I'm feeling a "tightness"... Read more
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Another low impact cardio day
Today's a scheduled cardio day; doing a low impact step routine and I'm hoping by Wednesday, I'll be able to run on the treadmill; Achilles is feeling almost 100%. Less than 2 weeks until 5K; anxious to get back to running but don't want to pus... Read more