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5 Days Until Half Marathon

So of course, with 5 days to go, I experience my first real pain. On my run Friday my shins started to feel a little discomfort towards the end.

Today I went to run 3 miles before work. I made it .25 before I needed to stop. There was definite pain, but not a massive amount of pain. I mostly stopped because I was afraid things would get worse if I kept going.

Once I got home from work I taped myself up with kt tape which thus far has helped all of my running discomforts. I’ve iced both my shins and am googling shin split stretches. I don’t plan to run again until it’s half marathon time on Saturday.

I’m spending the day in Boston on a work appreciation trip tomorrow. I’m hoping to rest my legs as much as I can. Hopefully the alcohol nips in my bag will help the healing as well.

Le Sigh.

Life Update 9.18.14

  • Since my last entry I ran another 10 miles last Friday. I was 14 minutes faster than the my first 10 mile run before that.
  • My right knee is experiencing a lot of discomfort. To the point where I slightly limp while walking. I’ve invest in a lot of kt tape. The tape helps a lot when I’m running. Post run I am struggle bussing.
  • My half marathon is next Saturday. I am both excited & nervous. My friend & I signed up in the early walker slot. That give us 3 hours 45 minutes to finish. I hope to finish under 3. After the half I’m going to cool my jets with the running. At least until my limp goes away.
  • My nike+ sportband has died. I picked up a garmin forerunner 10. So far so good.
  • I’m running 7 miles tomorrow, 3 on Monday, & 3 on Wednesday. Then rest until the half.
  • Online dating is getting weird. I’m chatting with a few guys. The one I like the most has a disclaimer on his profile saying he is super religious. Le sigh. I try to be religious….at Christmastime.

Things That Happened Today

  • I moved my body 10 miles! I ran, jogged, trotted, shuffled, and occasionally walked. My time was not the greatest - 2:25:50. I’m glad to know I could push myself and now the half on the 27th seems a little more doable.
  • I have a blister the size of New Hampshire on my left pinky toe from today’s run. Tomorrow is going to be a struggle bus walking wise.
  • Besides my toe, my right hip feels sore. Which is odd because I’ve never been sore there before - but I’ve also never moved 10 miles before.
  • I plan to run again on Monday. Probably 3-5 miles.
  • I’m currently spending my Friday watching The Hobbit. I’m too cool for school.
  • A guy I dated last year popped up again in June. We’ve been doing an awkward song  dance since then. We hit a major bump in the road last night. Today he called. I asked him what he wanted to do. The response was “I don’t know”. There were so many cat & mouse games with him & my feelings were hurt. So I let him know that I did know & that he was not for me & to never contact me again. See ya never. Sometimes I can be an independent lady & stand up for myself.
  • As much as I want to date someone, it needs to be the right  someone.

Life Update

  • I’ve pulled myself out of the sadness of my best friend moving away
  • I’ve accepted another job at work. This next year will be a lot of learning and hard work, but I’m excited!
  • Two weeks ago I weighed 205 on the scales. I realized how unhappy I feel and kicked myself into gear. Last Wednesday I weighed in at 201.8. I’m going to begin my Weigh in Wednesdays again to keep me on track.
  • I’ve been doing a lot of clean eating, counting calories, and exercising 5-6 times a week over the past 2 weeks. I’m nervous for what the scale will say tomorrow, but my clothes are feeling a little looser and that makes all the work worth it.
  • I ran 4 miles this morning and it really put me in a great mindset for the rest of the day!
  • I’m seeing my ex tomorrow night. It will go one of two ways. We either start dating again or it will be the last time I ever see him. I haven’t seen him in 8 months and he is going through a rough time. I feel bad for him, but not bad enough to put myself in a bad position. Mama didn’t raise no fool.
  • My online dates have been a disas-tah as of late. But that’s the beauty of online dating. On to the next!
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