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The scariest part of October.....

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

The scariest part of October is that I'm running.

Before I get into the saga of my running I'm going to review September and tell you about my October goal. September was record breaking, but not in the way I was hoping. I managed to fail at EVERY streak. I didn't drink all my water, I didn't eat enough fruits/veggies. I didn't even log in every day. So I broke a record for being the laziest sparker in the month of September.

But the beauty of having a different challenge every month is that I can start fresh this month and try again. So for the month of October I am going to train for the C25k running program. In case you do not know that entails me training 3 days a week. So for the month of October I will be running 12 times in the month of October. Hopefully by the end I won't feel like I'm dying when I'm done.

Now for the scary story, For some WEIRD reason I got a wild hair and decided to job a little, so i jogged for about 30 seconds walked for 2 minutes. I didn't stretch before going right into Zumba and the next morning I woke up sore ALL over, everything from my hamstrings up was sore. Tuesday I was sore again. Wednesday I woke up to a new pain. A sharp stabbing pain in my back. It hurt to breathe it hurt to move in any direction, this continued all the way through Saturday. I was so uncomfortable I was loaded up on advil and ice. I looked ridiculous, I either had a bag of ice strapped to my back that made me look like Quasimodo or I had a ThermaCare band that gave the impression of boils. Needless to say during this time I was not running, I tried swimming but it didn't seem to help. I was thrilled when I woke up on Sunday and realized with joy that I no longer ached.

So today I decided I would try an official Couch to 5K program, I am happy to announce that I was able to run again. I stretched at the end and have decided I will walk tomorrow (as recommended to me by other runners) to stretch my body. Now most of you don't know me but seeing me run is actually more than a little scary. So in the spirit of Halloween I'm going to scare my neighbors as I begin my adventure into running.

Stay tuned for the next chapter.
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    I think it's amazing and inspirational that you continued to challenge yourself. If you were someone in the past who tended to give up, think about how that has changed for you! Awesome. Great time of year to run....( not that I can) but it's cool now.

    I seem to have an aversion to drinking water too.
    2975 days ago
    emoticon your awesome to be able to see what you were doing wrong and change things. Best of Luck with your run.
    2987 days ago
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