Monday, June 26, 2006

End of week 1

Well, I ran 14.4 miles last week, and I'm very happy with that. I feel good right now, no soreness, a little soreness when I got up this morning, but I wonder if that's because I stretched out right before bed. I ran with Holly, Jennifer, and Rachel on Sunday morning, how nice was that to be able to run with other people and feel good about it. We did just 4 miles, but it felt good and we all probably could have done more. We are going to run on Sunday mornings for our long runs. My long runs will be longer, but I could do their mileage with them and then finish by myself. We are going to try to go downtown on the lake in a couple weeks, how cool will that be. I also just registered for the 1/2. I hope I get in. I feel pretty relaxed about that. I think I'm actually scheduled for 15 that day, but 13.1 will be good enough, especially racing that distance. We are meeting again at 5:15 am tomorrow morning to do 3. These little distance's are getting me anxious to do more, but I'm just trying to relax and do what the schedule says, I'll do 5 on Wednesday morning. I'm sure once the mileage starts to build, I'm going to miss these days. It's weird, when I run early in the morning, I miss it in the afternoon. That's hard to explain or understand I suppose. Gotta go.


Friday, June 23, 2006

I got an A!!!!

I wanted to jump up and down and do my little victory dance, and then ask everyone else in the class what they got, but I didn't. I just smiled and looked up the right answers to the two questions I got wrong - who am I? I was not a very good student in school in my younger days, hence the reason I never finished. I called and told G (that's my sister, Margie, and from here on out I will simply call her G because that's what my oldest used to call her when he was little and it stuck). She said when was the last time that happened? I said probably in the third grade, although I think I did pretty well in driver's ed.

So, that was the start to a pretty good morning. I started the day by going for a run. It was my second run since the two weeks off. The first went pretty good, although I went too fast, big suprise. Then today's went pretty horribly, as it was humid and I went too fast again and really thought I might pass out and throw up. I really can't remember a time when I felt worse while running. I did finish though, although it was only three miles. So, this week has been three on tuesday night, three on Thursday morning and then i did four this morning, slower so I didn' re-hurt myself. I have to say I feel pretty good overall. My hip doesn't hurt while running, a little sore after, but not like it was. I should only need to go back to pt two more times, once next week and then one more time the week after. My hips seem to be getting back to normal, if they ever were. I will take tomorrow off and then run 4 on Sunday morning with Jen, Holly, and Rachel. I will not go fast though, and I will think about it some more tomorrow weather or not it's a good idea to go with them on Sunday, because I know myself and I think I would try to keep up with them even if it hurt, and let's be honest, that's not smart. They are doing the 1/2 marathon on October 1, but I think that will be too close to the marathon, so I'm not going to do that, again I would run it too fast and probably hurt myself. Am I a little gun shy or what? I have decided to do the 1/2 on August 13th though. I also want to do the Women's Fleet Feet 10k the end of July. I really would like to do the sceinic 10 also, and that's on Labor Day. Now that I am back to running and have started my "training" I need to look at the schedules again and revise my plan, probably try to combine the beginners with the intermediate. I'll feel better with a plan. I will come back to full running slowly though, let the hip gain some strength.

I've got to go. See y'all.


Tuesday, June 20, 2006

What? So I went to school today, hoping to get my test back and the teacher is another no show. I don't really understand why there is no e-mail notification system so that I don't have to arrange for somewhere for the boy's to go and get myself there only to then find out there is no school. Oh well, back on Thursday.

I also went to PT today. He stretched and proded again. I do feel much better. I have been doing my exercises like he showed me. I think he's kinda stumpt, which is usually the case with me and medical personel. First they said my legs were different lengths and that that was the problem, now he say's that my pelvis is out of line, but it's not going back the way he thought it would. So, I go back on Thursday and then once a week for two weeks and we will see where we are from there, maybe I still need a lift.

The good news is I RAN TONIGHT!!!!!! I am so happy about that. It went pretty good too. No pain in my hip flexor, yea. I just ran three miles at about a 10 minute pace, which is what I set out to do. I'm glad everything went good. We'll see how I feel tomorrow. I hope fine. I think I will take tomorrow off and then run another three on Thursday morning. I would like to get 15 in this week and then go from there, we'll see. I'm trying to be flexible with this, but that is NOT my personality, so one foot in front of the other and keep reminding myself to take it easy, I will finish the marathon, it just might not be in a time that I feel good about. Alright that's enough, til next time.


Thursday, June 15, 2006

Back to the Therapist and first test

Okay, well, I'm going back to the physical therapist today. This is my third time going. I have to admit that my hip is still sore, I don't know what that is going to mean for my training starting next week. I didn't get a chance to do my stretches yesturday. I went to the gym the night before last and rode the bike for twenty minutes and then did some machines and abs and stretched. Then I swam 10 laps. I'm pretty sore this morning, like old lady sore.

I have my first test today. Medical Terminology. I haven't taken a test in 13 years or more. I hope I'm ready, we'll see. Well, I really started this blog to track my running and training for the marathon, hopefully soon I can start running and writing about it again.


Monday, June 12, 2006

I never thought I would do any of this

Okay, so I just found the blogging thing and here I am starting one, just add this to the list of many things I never thought I would be doing. I am a runner. I love to run. I started about a year and a half ago and really didn't look back. I thought I would run one 5k and be done with it, and it isn't going away. Now I've signed up for the Chicago Marathon on October 22nd. This is also something I never intended to do. I know a lot of people have "run a marathon" on their life lists, but I did not. Anyway, I have now spent the last week in kind of a funk, because I have hurt my hip flexor muscle and I'm supposed to be starting my training program next week for the marathon. I took last week off and I will take this week off also. I started going to a physical therapist last week, hopefully it will be better soon and not interfer with my training. I hope to use this blog to track my training and also maybe my life. In addition to being a runner I am also a wife (my husband and I have been married 10 years) and a mother to Matthew, age 7 and Jonathan, age 4 almost 5. I have the best family and life really, and I owe it all to the Lord. I had a born again experience 11 years ago and my life has never been the same. I love God. I am also a student. I have decided after almost 15 years that I need to go back to school and finish. I am going into Occupational Therapy. I think that's enough going on right now. I look forward to posting here and sharing more about my life and the goings on.