Wednesday, July 28, 2010

It's Been A HOT Summer

I've been running here and there, and I see it's been more than a month since I've blogged about it! None of my runs have been anything to speak of, and some of them have been as pathetic as a measly 1/2 mile before I crap out and head home. I'm happy to say though that I've started doing the 30 Day Shred again. Monday and Wednesday I ran about 8 minutes, and then did the "shred" routine. Given how sore I am, I'd say my muscles definitely had gone flabby again! It's so fascinating to me how someone can be a runner but not have much in the way of muscles (or at least that's how I am).

My arms look better already, but I really feel like there's no hope for my abs. At the very least, I like to think that I'm setting a good example for my daughter. I love that she sees me panting and sweating and generally torturing myself...I want exercise to just be a fact of life for her, and I think I'm achieving that goal, which is awesome.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Not So Smart

92 degrees. 11am. No breakfast. No water. Just got back from Wal-Mart. Humidity is like a lead vest pressing down on you. Let's go for a run!

Did 1 mile in 9:41. I'm an idiot.

Past runs:

5/31-10:15-1 mile
6/2-16:08-1.65 miles, 9:47 pace
6/6-11:57-1.25 miles, 9:35 pace
6/8-10:44-1.1 miles, 9:46 pace

I hate the summer.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

This Week

Runs this week:

5/25-1.66 miles, 9:59 pace
5/27-1.60 miles, 9:46 pace
5/29-1.61 miles, 9:59 pace

Each one was's hot and HUMID!

Friday, April 16, 2010

After Work Run

I didn't get home from work until almost 7pm today, so the sun was mostly down and the weather was pleasant enough (a mere 83 degrees plus some stickiness). I was definitely tired since working at a bank means you are on your feet a lot of the day. I did 1.51 miles with no walking so I was definitely happy with that. My left ankle and shin were tight again but nowhere near as bad as yesterday. My pace was 10:02, not great but I'll take it.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Not The Worst Pain Ever....

Today is a beautiful day and Moxie and I eagerly headed out for our first run in a while without pushing Laura. At about 1/2 mile, my left ankle/shin started hurting. Certainly not the worst pain ever (that list goes: 1. childbirth 2. falling down the stairs and spraining my ankle 3. my car accident 4. falling while running track and standing up with no skin on either knee) but it definitely did not feel good. I can't tell what the primary problem is though. I think my ankle is acting up because it has a lot less range of motion than usual, and perhaps that is causing my shin to feel tight. I stopped running and tried to move my ankle around and stretch it out, but that HURT! I started again and stopped at 3/4 miles and gimped it all the way home. What a let down. My breathing felt great and I was imagining a 2+mile day.

I realized I didn't write about my last two runs: 2 miles each on Saturday and Monday.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Another Tough Mile

Put in another mile today after work, with Laura and Moxie. Pretty crazy wind and once again I was dragging the whole time. What has happened to me? I did 1.01 miles in 9:49, at least the pace is better than yesterday, and I didn't stop at all. Still, I feel miserable while I run and I hate that I'm losing progress!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Worst Run In A LONG Time

Today was horrible. I shouldn't even bother recording it. I did one mile with Laura in the jogging stroller, and had to stop halfway through to catch my breath. Pathetic! My breathing is terrible and our allergies are on the rampage here, so I hope that's what effected me today. My legs felt like lead, and I just couldn't find a groove today. Took me 10:15 for my mile, just sad. What happened to 2 miles just a few days ago?

Edited to add: I did cut the grass in the backyard after my run, so I guess at least my workout today wasn't too horrible. Still, just one mile? Yuck!