My knee, my knee, oh my GOSH my knee!!!
The verdict is in on my knee - patellar tendon tear and mcl tear. And ITBS caused by running with poor form caused by my messed up knee and being overweight. I have exercise to do at home, and I have been admonished to lose 25 lbs MINIMUM before... Read more
Major setback - but I have got a plan!!!
So this knee that has been bothering me has finally taken a turn for the worse. My MRI Thursday confirmed severe bursitis (you can see the swelling in my left knee and the leg above and below it) and disclosed degenerative joint disorder (also c... Read more
Hello, Sparkies! Guess who's married....? :) !!!
Hello all! Just got home from my wonderful honeymoon in Wisconsin, in 60s and 70s weather, to hotter than you-know-what Texas at 110 degrees. UGH! Also came home to a MASSIVE (imo) weight gain ; back over the 200 mark. 202.6 to be exact. So of c... Read more
Updates and things and stuff
Good Tuesday to y'all! It's a balmy hotter-than-hades here in Central Texas - the siding off the houses is melting it's so hot!!! Which means early workouts ifyou can get them in.
Our new plan is to Lift/run alternate days, leabing one day ... Read more
Where have you BEEN?!?!
Well friends, I have actually been here. Not Here, here. But here. Let me explain.
MY husband was working extra duty last week to help out a guy who's wife was in surgery/hospital. His Mom came to stay during that week, and it was...ok. Cha... Read more
It's official - I'm a runner.
You remember how a few blogs back I was saying how I didn't really "feel like a runner?"
That all changed yesterday morning when I VOLUNTARILY got up at 0530 in the morning, during my husband's leave, to go running. And I LIKED it. I mean, ... Read more
What's wrong with my legs? A fun game for two or more players.
So since about a month after I had Eva, I have had these ingrown hair/pimple/bumps on my legs. It started about the time I began running, but didn't get any better when I stopped running for two weeks. I have NEVER had problems like this in the ... Read more
What I learned today
Yesterday I spent a lot of time doing some research and finding ways to increase my speed and distance. I came up with a plan, and decided to implement it during my scheduled run today. Here's how NOT to implement change in your workout routine... Read more
Just a friendly reminder, SparkPeople does NOT take liability for anything anyone tells you, even their own coaches or motivators. Remember that a lot of the advice you get on here is OPINION, not fact. If you want FACT, you need to do some rese... Read more
Training for my 5k, and nutrition
As I am sitting here listening to IDK what radio station out of Austin, TX, loving the perfect mix of music for my day, I am researching nutrition for runners. It seems that my current nutrition isn't working. As usual, even after updating in my... Read more
Goals baby, GOALS!!!!
Not the soccer type ones, but the ones that motivate you to go farther, push harder and beat your weaknesses.
Of course, I'm talking about my running goals.
My very first "competitive" 5k will be July 4 - the Freedom 5k fun run at For... Read more
You want to do WHAT? Oh, dear GOD no...
So my husband comes up to me today after we went to Golds Gym and says, "Lets play a board game!" I am thinking, great! I have been asking to PLay Nightmare Before Christmas edition MoNOPOLY since he got home!!! What does he get out? HIS favorit... Read more
Tips from a runner on breathing, stride etc
Well I promised I would let everyone know what my hubby came up with as far as running suggestions to improve my...well....EVERYTHING! Time, distance, exertion, stride, breathing - all of it!!! Now, my left knee is still acting up (a small tear ... Read more
My first 5k!!!!
I'm going to write this like a movie script. (Imagine the Rocky theme in the background as we face our opening scene...*I heard it in my head when I began to run*)
One hot Texas morning, a lone woman stepped out to attack the distance. 3.1 ... Read more
Today is the first day of the rest of my life.
I used to think that quote was so stupid. But here's why I don't think that anymore.
You have read my profile I hope, so you already know my backstory. The hubby knew I wanted to change up... Read more